PPP dismisses 'Benazir & Imran were in love' claim
Islamabad, Aug 20: A biographer of Imran Khan has dug out some skeletons from the cricketer's past and his association with the late Pakistani leader, Benazir Bhutto.
According to the writer, Christopher Sandford, the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and Benazir Bhutto 'were in love' during their Oxford University days.
Sanford claims that the assassinated former Prime Minister of Pakistan was infatuated with Imran Khan and the couple were 'close' implying a possibly sexual relationship.
"In any event, it seems fairly clear that, for at least a month or two, the couple were close. There was a lot of giggling and blushing whenever they appeared together in public," Sandford was quoted in a news report, revealing what he had learnt while doing his research for the biography.
"It also seems fair to say that the relationship was 'sexual', in the sense that it could only have existed between a man and a woman. The reason some supposed it went further was because, to quote one Oxford friend: 'Imran slept with everyone,'" he added.
Responding to these statements of the biographer doing the rounds in the media, Pakistan's ruling party PPP has rubbished the claims calling them 'scandalous and malicious'.
Pakistan's High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan on Thursday, Aug 20 clarified in a statement that Benazir did not have anything to do with the international cricketer Imran Khan.