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Reham denies having any contact with Gulalai

Reham denies having any contact with Gulalai

Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, on Sunday said that she is not in contact with MNA Ayesha Gulalai, dismissing allegations that she is 'conspiring' with the former PTI member whose allegations of harassment against Khan stirred up a storm last week.

As she announced her decision to part ways with the PTI, Gulalai accused Khan and his “gang” of having an “immoral character”.

She had alleged that Khan "would forward inappropriate and explicit text messages to party women", claiming that she received the first such message in 2013.

PTI leadership have claimed that Gulalai's allegations against the party chief are part of the ruling PML-N's attempts to malign Khan and the party. A member of the party had claimed that Reham had supported Gulalai in assassinating the character of her former husband.

Dismissing such allegations, Reham wrote on Twitter that she does not "use women and anchors to malign [others]" and asserted that she has no contact with Gulalai.

"I need no mouthpiece," wrote Reham.

"I'm a pure Swati Khan. I am no coward. I don't conspire and act covertly," Reham said in a subsequent tweet.

Reham asked not to be dragged into the matter and also denied having had any contact with PML-N leader Amir Muqam, with whom Gulalai had met shortly before she announced her decision to leave the PTI.

Reham also held a press conference on Sunday, reiterating her messages on Twitter. "Defaming anyone is not in our tradition," she stated. "I am not part of any planning."

With additional reporting by Ali Akbar.

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