Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) while trashing reports of party chief Imran Khan’s ‘third marriage’, said that he has proposed marriage to a Pakistani lady named Bushra Maneka.
The statement issued by the PTI further said that the party chief has only proposed Bushra Maneka but she has asked for time to make a final decision, requesting media to respect the privacy of both families.
The News earlier reported that the PTI chairman welcomed 2018 by marrying Bushra Maneka—daughter-in-law of Ghulam Muhammad Maneka—on the night of January 1 in Lahore– capital of PUnjab province, and came straight from there the next day to appear before the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad that granted him bail.
According to the report, Maneka’s family sources had confirmed the news of the wedding.
Mufti Saeed, a member of PTI core committee, read the nikkah of the couple, the report said. It’s pertinent to mention here that Saeed was also the nikkah khawan when Imran publicly entered into marriage with Reham Khan on January 8, 2015.
While Awn Chaudhry and Naeem-ul-Haq have denied the reports of the ‘third’ marriage, the mufti was reluctant to either confirm or refute the story.
Awn, the political secretary of the PTI chief, is believed to have attended the ceremony— something he outrightly denied report Pakistan Today, and also dismissed the notion that the Nikkah took place. Awn was also a witness in PTI chief’s previous marriage to Reham Khan, the paper said.
PTI’s spokesman Naeem-ul-Haq also dismissed the report, adding that if Khan was to marry, he would do so after the general elections due in summer.
However, Mufti Saeed was hesitant to issue any denial, PT reports. “When he was first approached on Thursday night,” Saeed remarked, “I will not say anything on this matter. Please accept my apology,” he said, repeating the same line he did when approached after Imran’s marriage with Reham.
Imran, according to the paper, “supposedly developed a relationship with Bushra when he went to her for spiritual guidance a couple of years ago”. Imran Khan’s first marriage was with Jemima Khan on May 16, 1995, a marriage that lasted nine years. His second marriage was with Reham Khan, a TV anchor, which lasted 10 months.