Setting the record straight on rumours regarding Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s alleged third marriage, a statement issued by the party on Sunday claimed that Khan had proposed marriage to Bushra Maneka, a resident of Pakpattan, reported Dawn News.
According to the report, the statement issued by the Chairman’s Secretariat, Maneka has “asked for time to make a final decision after consulting her family, including her children”.
Bushra Maneka, who is in her 40s, is from the Wattoo clan, of which the Manekas are a sub-clan, said the report adding that she was married to Khawar Farid Maneka, a senior customs official in Islamabad.
Quoting the notification, the report said: “It is indeed sad to see this extremely private and sensitive matter be made the subject of erroneous story leading to all manner of public conjecture”.
The report further said that Maneka’s son appeared on Geo News on Saturday night to deny the rumours of her marriage to Khan. “This is not the first time Khan has been linked to someone from the Maneka family. In July 2016, reports suggested that the PTI chief had married a woman belonging to the Maneka family in London, with sources claiming his wife’s name is Maryam,” it said.
The reports were denied by the PTI spokesperson and Khan himself, who termed the rumours as “absolutely baseless”, the report added.