Islamabad, Jan 7: Pakistan’s Tahreek-i-Insaf Party on Sunday said the rumours of party chief Imran Khan’s wedding with his spiritual healer Bushra Maneka were not true. Imran Khan’s spokesperson in a statement said that Khan had proposed Maneka for his third marriage but she sought time to think over the proposal. Imran Khan divorced his former wife and BBC presenter Reham Khan in October last year.
“To set the record straight, Mr Khan proposed marriage to Ms Bushra Maneka; but Ms Maneka asked for time to make a final decision after consulting her family, including her children,” the PTI tweeted.
The party said the decision of marriage will be made public. “If and when the proposal is accepted by Ms Maneka for the marriage, Mr Khan will announce it publicly in the proper manner. Till then we request the media to give the two families, especially the children, their privacy,” the tweet added.
Maneka, believed to be in her 40s, was married to Khawar Farid Maneka, a senior customs official in Islamabad.
The News on Saturday reported that PTI chairman started 2018 by tying the knot on the night of January 1 in Lahore and next day went straight from there to appear before the anti-terrorism court in Islamabad that granted him bail.
The nikah was performed by Mufti Saeed, a member of PTI core committee, who was also the nikah khawan when Imran publicly entered into marriage with Reham Khan on January 8, 2015 amid reports of secret nikah in November 2014.
Khan came in touch with Maneka for spiritual guidance, a couple of years ago that eventually culminated in the marriage. This would be Imran’s third marriage. He had first tied the knot with Jemima Khan on May 16, 1995 that ended in divorce after nine years on June 22, 2004.
(With inputs from PTI)