Bushra Bibi's former husband accuses Imran Khan of ruining his family

Mohammad Bilal
Mohammad BilalNov 21, 2023 | 16:34

Bushra Bibi's former husband accuses Imran Khan of ruining his family

Imran Khan married Bushra Bibi in 2018. Photo: Getty

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's marital journey has been a subject of intense controversy, spanning his relationships with his first wife, British national Jemima Goldsmith, second wife Reham Khan, and current spouse Bushra Bibi, whom Khan revered as his 'Peer.'

The marriage between Khan and Bushra Bibi, shrouded in mystery, took place hastily before the Pakistan General Elections in 2018. Her past remained unknown until her former husband, Khawar Maneka, recently spoke out, shedding light on how he and his family were betrayed by his ex-wife and Khan.


Maneka has expressed deep anguish, blaming Khan for ruining his life and that of his children.

‘I am broken’

  • Khawar Maneka, speaking to Pakistani news website Geo TV, shared his emotional turmoil, describing how the man he revered as a 'Pir-o-Murshid' destroyed his family's life.
  • "Our marriage lasted for 28 years. We had a very happy married life, and Imran Khan ruined it under the garb of 'Peer Muridi.'"

  • Maneka, who shares five children with Bushra Bibi, revealed that his 14-year-old daughter has been in tears due to her mother's silence for years.

  • He further alleged that Khan married Bushra Bibi just one and a half months after divorcing her, neglecting her mandatory iddat period of four months and 10 days.

  • Maneka claimed he was coerced into giving the divorce, and he learned of Khan's marriage through Farah Gogi, Bushra's friend.


‘Threw Imran out of house once’

  • Khawar disclosed an incident where Khan visited his house in Bani Gala, where both Khan and Maneka reside.

  • He claimed to have expelled Khan with the help of domestic staff when things became uncomfortable.

  • Maneka also mentioned witnessing Bushra's secretive late-night calls with Khan facilitated by Farah Gogi, using a number provided by her.

  • He explained that six months before their marriage, Bushra Bibi separated and went to her house in Pakpattan.

  • Upon Farah Gogi's insistence, Maneka presented divorce papers to Bushra on November 14, 2017.

Why the hasty marriage?

  • Speculations arose that Bushra Bibi prophesied Khan's ascension to the PM post if they married.

  • Khan, known for his superstitions and reliance on soothsayers during difficult times, was drawn to Bushra.

  • He rushed the marriage, believed crucial for his elevation to the PM role.

  • In January 2018, Khan remarried Bushra due to the prior union's invalidity, as Bushra hadn't completed her iddat period.

  • Currently serving a three-year jail term in Pakistan for Toshakhana case discrepancies, Khan's past connections and decisions regarding Bushra Bibi have added layers to his intricate personal narrative.

Last updated: November 21, 2023 | 16:46
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