Wife of cricketer-turned-politician and philanthropist Imran Khan, Reham Khan was subjected to criticism and suspicion after Dailymail claimed that she had not attended North Lindsey College, as she claimed on her website.
Reham Khan stated categorically that she had never claimed of opting for a degree in Broadcast Journalism but had completed a course in Broadcast Media from Grimsby Institute Media Centre. Reham also stated that the propaganda was being carried out by a few, select people who had ulterior motives.
Following the controversy and uproar caused by Dailymail’s article, the name of the institution on Reham Khan’s official website was changed to Grimsby Institute, North East Lincolnshire. Whereas it originally said ‘North Lindsay College in Lincolnshire.’
Reham hits back at Dailymail and local TV channels for raising questions on her degree
Imran Khan’s wife and talk show host Reham Khan finally responded back and addressed allegations that she was never a student at North Lindsey College and neither did it provide a course in Broadcast Journalism. In a tweet, Reham stated that this was the main reason she refrained from watching Pakistani TV channels and reading Dailymail.
This morning is a great example of why I have never picked up the Daily Mail & why I don’t watch Pakistani TV channels.
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) July 15, 2015
British newspaper questions Reham Khan’s degree
The newspaper stated that the college from which Reham Khan did her course in Broadcast Journalism, does not even offer that course. The allegation was made by British newspaper Dailymail.
A representative of the North Lindsey College informed the newspaper that no record exists of a student by the name of Reham Khan neither had a student by that name ever admitted into the college.
‘We do not have anyone by those names or date of birth having attended this college,’ Dailymail quoted the representative of the college as saying. ‘We have never done a degree in broadcast journalism.’
The representative also said that North Lindsey College does not offer a course in Broadcast Journalism. It should be noted here that Reham Khan had provided her services to BBC as a broadcast journalist for a couple of years. It is pertinent to mention here that Dailymail also stated that ‘Reham could not be reached for comment.’
This is the same British journalist who first broke the news of Imran and Reham’s marriage before anyone else.