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Son of woman alleged to have married Imran denies media reports

KARACHI: Son of the woman alleged to have tied the knot with Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has denied the media reports, ARY News reported.

He declared all reports about Khan’s getting married to his mother as speculative and false.

Bushra Bibi’s son Mohammad Moosa Manika said he had asked his mother but the latter has denied of solemnising marriage with the PTI chief.

“It’s true that my mother is spiritual guide of Imran Khan, however as far as marriage is concerned there’s no truth in it,” he said adding that whoever had spread this news, he must be a shameless man.

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To a query of separation between his parents, he said it was a personal matter and he would not like to discuss it in public.

This should be noted that Bushra married with Khawar Manika in 1989 and both of them are religiously inclined towards Sufism.

Amid all these speculations and rumours, some political leaders have even congratulated the PTI chief. While, the PTI leaders have refrained to comment on his marriage. On returning from Chakwal after attending a public rally Imran was asked about authenticity of the news to which he said nothing.

IMRAN ENDS WEDLOCK

Imran has already had two marriages which failed to survive for longer.

Imran and Reham Khan, former BBC broadcaster, had entered a wedlock on January 8, 2015. Their Nikkah ceremony (marital contract) had taken place at Bani Gala.

Khan is the father of two sons from his previous marriage to British socialite Jemima Goldsmith.

They divorced in 2004, allegedly over the difficulties Jemima faced in Pakistan, where she was hounded for her family’s Jewish ancestry, and his obsession with politics.

Born in 1952 in Lahore into a comfortable family with origins in the Pashtun northwest, he was educated at Aitchison College, the Eton of Pakistan, boarding school in England, and then Oxford University.

He became one of the world’s greatest ever all-rounders — a fearsome fast bowler and dangerous batsman — whose finest hour came at the 1992 World Cup, where at the age of 39 he led an inexperienced team to the title.

AFP adds: Loved by millions across the cricket-obsessed nation for winning Pakistan its only World Cup in 1992, Khan’s sporting prowess and rugged good looks also brought him international celebrity in a country lacking glamour.

He was considered his country’s most eligible man until he suddenly announced his plans to marry shortly after launching a movement to topple the government in August 2014, which he called off in December after a Taliban attack on a school that killed 150 people.

CRITICISM ON REHAM FOR CASHING IN ON IMRAN’S POPULARITY

Reham Khan, host of a local TV talk show, was widely criticised after she appeared at public meetings of Imran Khan’s party, with opponents accusing her of seeking to boost her own profile through her husband’s fame.

She found particularly harsh reception in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, governed by the PTI.

She also sparked controversy after it emerged that she had not actually attended a college where she claimed to be a student on her website.

There had been reports Imran Khan’s family was unhappy with his choice of bride.

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