Imran Khan proposes marriage to his spiritual guide

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:55, Jan 07,2018 | Updated: 14:43, Jan 07,2018

Imran Khan

Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, gestures as he addresses members of the media, after Pakistan's Supreme Court dismissed a petition to disqualify him from parliament for not declaring assets, outside Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, December 15, 2017. — Reuters file photo

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Sunday rebutted reports of party chief Imran Khan’s third marriage, but said he has proposed marriage to a woman named Bushra Maneka, reports Pakistani television channel, Geo TV. 

‘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.

‘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.

PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said earlier today the party would be issuing an important press statement on the reports of party chief Imran Khan’s third marriage.

The News reported on Saturday that Imran has secretly married on January 1 — for the third time — a woman he used to visit for spiritual guidance.

According to report, the PTI chairperson started 2018 by tying the knot with the woman on the night of January 1 in Lahore and came straight from there the next day to appear before the anti-terrorism court in Islamabad that granted him bail.

The nikah, according to the article, 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.

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