Who is Bushra Bibi, Imran Khan’s mysterious wife?

 

Many mysteries surround Bushra Bibi, the third wife of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

 

While Imran Khan’s two ex-wives, Jemima Goldsmith and Reham Khan, could be seen on television or in the pages of magazines, the Bushes preferred to stay behind the scenes.

 

Imran Khan even told the media outlet Mail in 2018 that he saw his wife’s face for the first time after marriage.

 

It is said that Imran Khan was impressed by Bushra’s talent and character. But Bushra is believed by many to have spiritual powers, which has brought him to the center of human interest.

 

Bushra Bibi is essentially a spiritual leader, giving religious advice to his small number of followers.

 

According to many, Bushra Bibi belongs to the Sufi genre. But there is much debate about this.

 

In 1995, at the age of 43, Imran married 21-year-old British citizen Jemima Goldsmith. She was the daughter of one of the richest men in the world at that time. Their relationship lasted for 9 years and they have two sons.

 

In 2015, he married for the second time to journalist and former BBC weather presenter Reham Khan. Their relationship lasted less than a year. He accused Imran’s supporters of harassing him and also wrote an autobiography about it.

 

In 2018, Imran Khan married Bushra Bibi without any pomp.

 

Bushra Bibi met Imran Khan in a 13th century Sufi monastery. Bush was married to her first husband at the time and had five children.

 

Rumor has it, Bushra Bibi dreamed that the only way for Imran to become Prime Minister of Pakistan was to marry her. So they got married and after six months Imran Khan became the Prime Minister of the country.

 

Bushra Bibi called it a farce in her only televised interview in 2018. But he also told the journalist that Pakistan will soon improve under the leadership of Imran Khan.

 

But that did not happen as the country’s economy collapsed during Imran’s tenure as prime minister, his political opponents were jailed, media freedom was taken away and human rights violations and attacks on journalists increased.

 

Imran Khan got success in politics because of his liberal policies. Along with showing respect for Islamic customs, his anti-Western attitude brought him this success. He had a good relationship with the Pakistani military but the relationship between them deteriorated later.

 

In 2022, Imran was ousted through a vote of no confidence in the Pakistani parliament. In the same year, he was arrested and sent to jail in many cases.

 

Now Pakistan’s former first lady Bushra Bibi also has to go to jail in the Toshakhana case.

 

But there are more allegations against him.

 

According to Pakistani media outlet Dawn, Bushra’s ex-husband Khawar Maneka had accused her of ‘fraudulent marriage and adultery’ in November last year.

 

Although the adultery charges were dismissed by the court, the case on the fraudulent marriage charges is still ongoing.

 

According to Muslim Sharia law, a woman cannot remarry for a certain period after the death of her husband or divorce. According to the court complaint, Bushra married Imran before the expiry of the specified period after the divorce with Khawar Maneka. However, Imran and Bush denied the allegations leveled against them.

 

Meanwhile, on Wednesday (January 31), Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi were sentenced to 14 years in prison in a case of illegal sale of state gifts.

 

They were charged with illegally selling state gifts in Dubai. According to Reuters, these gifts are worth around Rs 14 crore.

 

Acting president of Imran’s party Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and lawyer Gahar Ali Khan said Bushra Bibi was sentenced to pressure Imran Khan.

 

“This case has nothing to do with Bushra Bibi,” he told a local television channel.

 

Bushra Bibi was brought from Adiala Jail to her home on the outskirts of Islamabad, the Pakistani government said. He is currently serving his sentence at home.

 

Imran and Bushra’s residence has been officially declared a ‘sub-jail’ after being sentenced in the Toshakhana case.

 

A government order on Wednesday said Bushra will remain under house arrest in this house in Islamabad until further instructions

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