Reham Khan changes institution’s name after report about degree

Karachi: Wife of Imran Khan changed the name of the institution she graduated from as Grimsby Institute on her official website from North Lindsey College after a controversy.

Reham Khan, wife of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, on Wednesday took a U-turn on the name of her institution from where she completed her degree after a story by the London-based Daily Mail, private TV channel Samaa reported.

The name of the institution which previously was mentioned as North Lindsey College on her official website has now been changed to Grimsby Institute.

Reham also deleted her old tweet which said that she studied broadcast journalism at North Lindsay College.

Earlier, Reham criticised Pakistani TV channels for picking up the story and telecasting it repeatedly on Wednesday morning and said that this is the reason she does not watch Pakistani TV channels.

Reham also said that she does not read Daily Mail because of such stories.

“If you try to address real pertinent issues in Pakistan then a lobby will attack you. It comes with the domain. It will not deter me,” Reham said on the microblogging site Twitter.

Few people have an agenda and media is promoting their senseless propaganda, she said. However, she did not answer the specific allegation of fake degree levelled by the British newspaper.

According to the Daily Mail, Reham Khan, a 42-year-old TV anchor, had stated on her official web site that she won her post as a reporter on the BBC regional show South Today after starting a postgraduate course ‘in Broadcast Journalism at North Lindsay College’, in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.

However, according to officials at North Lindsey, it has never offered such a course, the newspaper reported.

“Indeed, it does not teach journalism at all. Furthermore, they can find no record of anyone bearing (Reham) Khan’s name or age ever having enrolled,” the Daily Mail report said.

The newspaper quoted a spokesman as saying that “We do not have anyone by those names or date of birth having attended this college. We have never done a degree in broadcast journalism.” – Online

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