The former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and his third wife, Bushra Bibi are in the news as the couple has been arrested for 7 years. Recently, the news broke out that Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi have been imprisoned for seven years in case of illegal marriage.
On Saturday, 3 February 2024, the Pakistan Court announced that politicians, Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi had been convicted for an un-Islamic nikah case. Bushra Bibi’s first husband, Khawar Maneka has filed a case against her stating that she violated the Islamic practice of marriage.
Bushra’s ex-husband even accused Imran and Bushra of being in an adulterous relationship before marriage which is punishable by law in Pakistan. However, they both denied the accusations and tried to prove them innocent. The former Prime Minster of Pakistan and the founder of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party, Imran Khan landed in legal trouble just a few days before the elections.
Who is Bushra Bibi?
Bushra Bibi, the third wife of Politican, Imran Khan is a spiritual leader and adviser and she is also a faith healer. Bushra Bibi was born to a conservative family and she follows the Sufi tradition. Bushra’s family was a politically influential family who belonged to the Wattoo clan, which is a landowning Jat group. Bushra Bibi resides in Pakpattam in Lahore.
Who is Bushra Bibi’s ex-husband?
The spiritual leader, Bushra Bibi got married to Khawar Farid Maneka in 1989. Khawar Farid Maneka is the son of the former federal Minister of Benazir Bhatto’s cabinet, Mohammad Maneka and he is the senior customs official. The couple, Bushra Bibi and Khawar Farid have three daughters and two sons.
Khawar Maneka and Bushra Bibi got divorced in 2017 and alter Bushra got married to Imran. Bushra has five kids, three daughters, and two sons. Her sons graduated from the Aitchison College of Lahore in 2013 and moved abroad for higher education whereas her two daughters are already married.
Why was Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi sentenced to 7 years?
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and his third wife, Bushra Bibi have been sentenced to 7 years in jail and a heavy fine of 5,00,000 of each is imposed on the couple. Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi are charged for an illegal marriage. Bushra’s first husband Khawar Farid Maneka filed a case against the couple.
According to the reports, Bushra got divorced from his first husband, Khawar in 2017 and got married to Irman without following Iddat. As per the Islamic tradition, iddat is defined as the period of three months that a woman observes after her divorce or after the death of her husband before getting married to someone else. However, the exact dates of Bushra’s divorce and second marriage are not known.
Bushra’s ex-husband Khawar claimed that she married Imran for three months. , Bushra and Imran tried to prove the allegation wrong but the court declared their marriage null and void against the Sharia law. Not only this, Imran and Bushra were also found guilty of secretly selling state gifts and leaking secrets. Imran Khan is now debbared from the upcoming elections and will be serving his sentence in Rawalpindi whereas Bushra will serve house arrest in Islamabad’s residence.