Pakistan's army to deploy over 371000 troops to guard vote

PTI leaders display copies of their party's manifesto. —AFP

PTI leaders display copies of their party's manifesto. —AFP

The book - released in paperback in the United Kingdom and on Amazon today - had landed in controversy after extracts from its manuscript that talked of Imran Khan's alleged affairs, including homosexual flings, surfaced online.

Pakistan's army said on Tuesday it will deploy about 371,000 troops to ensure a "fair and free" election on July 25, denying it was rigging the poll to tip the scales in favour of former cricketer Imran Khan.

Asked why she thought of this "rectification" after divorce from Imran, the former TV presenter replied, "I should have written it by the time of my first divorce".

Reham has also claimed in the book that Imran was addicted to drugs.

In recent years, he has mostly shed the playboy image of his younger days, marrying his spiritual adviser earlier this year and making public shows of devotion to Islam. Imran also allegedly told her than the eldest child was 34 years old.

Reham's book had made the headlines even before its release after she had reportedly disclosed her troubled relationship with Imran.

It appeared that Imran Khan was doing about six grams a night. The television anchor, who married Imran Khan in January 2015, says Khan's was "a freaky life". Following the controversy created ahead of the release of the book, she had received the death threats as well. I asked, still reeling. She was overjoyed, promised to keep it a secret, and begged to keep it.

"And the rest? Why did they never speak?"

Imran showed her a text from Gul that said "Abort the marriage", but laughed it off.

Reham writes that he also told her about a liasion with a Bollywood star of the 1970s, and claimed that she became very "clingy".

The book describes in detail how Imran rubbed "black dal" all over his body because he had been advised to do that by a "pir", and how the drawers in his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad were full of amulets and other "voodoo" stuff.

On one side people are constructing huge buildings overseas while on the other side people are dying due to hunger, intake of contaminated water and lack of proper health care facilities, he said. "I can't recall anything except that Jemima kept on droning about my flaws, and I couldn't keep my eyes off the woman's breasts". The lions were roaring back, louder than ever before. "I am hopeful, I am confident, but still, the match is not over until the last ball is bowled". The maligning tactics had failed.

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