Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan blames the way women dress for the number of rape cases

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WOMAN NUMBER ONE: JEMIMA GOLDSMITH

Jemima Goldsmith, who has now reverted to her maiden name, is the oldest child of Lady Annabel Goldsmith and Sir James Goldsmith.

Jemima was just 21 years old when she met 42-year-old Imran Khan, and the couple married in 1995 – first at an Islamic ceremony in Paris and then at a civil ceremony in Richmond, London.

After converting to Islam, she followed her new husband to Lahore, Pakistan, where she learned to speak Urdu.

Khan's marriage to Jemima Goldsmith in Richmond, London, in 1995

Khan’s marriage to Jemima Goldsmith in Richmond, London, in 1995

The couple have two sons, Sulaiman Isa, born in 1996, and Qasim, born in 1999.

During their marriage, she established herself as a philanthropist and social campaigner, championing refugee rights, freedom of information and various political causes.

She also started working as a journalist from Pakistan, wrote for several British newspapers and founded a fashion label whose profits were donated to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, named after her mother-in-law.

During their marriage, she was abused by Imran Khan’s political opponents or by those who disagreed with his involvement in politics.

After nine years of marriage, the couple announced in 2004 that they would be divorcing, citing Jemima’s difficulties settling in Pakistan.

In 2011, Khan said he realized his ex-wife was perhaps too young and inexperienced to face the challenges of his political career.

WOMEN NUMBER TWO: REHAM KHAN

British-Pakistani Reham Khan was born in 1973 in Ajdabiya, Libya.

After her studies in Pakistan, she started working as a broadcast journalist in the UK in the mid-1990s, including as a weather presenter for BBC South Today.

After moving to Pakistan in 2012, she met Imran Khan when she interviewed him for a local TV show.

The following year, in 2013, she began hosting a news program called NewsOne, and continued to work in TV journalism.

Wife number two: Former BBC weather presenter Reham Khan was married to Imran for just ten months in 2015

Wife number two: Former BBC weather presenter Reham Khan was married to Imran for just ten months in 2015

Wife number two: Former BBC weather presenter Reham Khan was married to Imran for just ten months in 2015

Imran Khan with his bride Reham Khan at his home in Islamabad, Pakistan in January 2015

Imran Khan with his bride Reham Khan at his home in Islamabad, Pakistan in January 2015

Imran Khan with his bride Reham Khan at his home in Islamabad, Pakistan in January 2015

Her relationship with Imran Khan remained a secret until the end of 2014, when Jemima Goldsmith announced she would revert to her maiden name because Imran would remarry.

They were married in January 2015 in a ceremony at his home in Islamabad, but divorced ten months later.

After the divorce, Reham revealed that she – like Jemima – was the victim of a hate campaign in Pakistan and that their marriage had not survived.

The journalist wrote in The Guardian that she had faced “a barrage of abuse” because she married a man who was “glorified” by millions in his homeland.

Reham Khan, who has kept her married name, writes on her website that her focus is now on ‘social work and humanitarian efforts in Pakistan’.

WOMAN NUMBER THREE: BUSHRA WATTOO, FIRST LADY OF PAKISTAN

Little is known about Bushra Wattoo, a mother of five who divorced her first husband last year.

She is said to be Imran Khan’s ‘spiritual healer’ and the pair reportedly met two years ago during an election campaign.

Also known as ‘Pinki’, Wattoo comes from a very conservative East Punjab family.

Before their relationship, Khan had sought her out for spiritual healing.

Earlier this year, local media reported that Khan caused the divorce between Wattoo and her ex-husband Khawar Fareed Maneka, something Mr. Maneka later denied.

Ceremony: Imran Khan, center, poses for a photo with his new wife Bushra Wattoo, second from right, along with family members at a wedding ceremony in Lahore

Ceremony: Imran Khan, center, poses for a photo with his new wife Bushra Wattoo, second from right, along with family members at a wedding ceremony in Lahore

Ceremony: Imran Khan, center, poses for a photo with his new wife Bushra Wattoo, second from right, along with family members at a wedding ceremony in Lahore