Khawar Maneka Moves Court Over Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi's Contentious Nikkah

Maneka claims Imran used to visit his home when he was not there and spend hours there

Khawar Maneka Moves Court Over Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi's Contentious Nikkah

Khawar Maneka has moved the courts over the contentious nikkah of former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and former first lady Bushra Bibi.

Maneka, who in a television interview earlier in the week disclosed the nature of and extent of the relationship between Imran and the former first lady, filed an application before a district and sessions court in Islamabad on Saturday, urging the court to punish them for violating Islamic injunctions.

He claimed that he had divorced Bushra, but Imran allegedly married her before the period of "iddat" (isolation) had ended.

In his application, Maneka said that he had married Bushra in 1989. He said they developed ties with Imran Khan during the 2014 Islamabad sit-in through Bushra's sister.

Maneka alleged that Bushra's sister is linked to a "Jewish lobby" in Dubai, where she is based.

He added that Imran approached Bushra on the pretext of spirituality. But he started interfering in his married life. He tried to politely and civilly keep Imran away from his private life but to no avail.

Maneka claimed that Imran used to visit his home and stay for hours during his absence. He said that when he returned home unexpectedly one day, he found Zulfi Bukhari in his bedroom.

He further said that Bushra Bibi started frequenting Imran's mansion in Bani Gala.

Along with his application, he named four witnesses to support his statements. He has named himself Mufti Saeed - who was the nikkahkhwan for Imran's nikkah with Bushra Bibi, Aun Chaudhry, and Muhammad Latif.

He has also included a copy of Imran's nikkah certificate, dated August 1, 2018, with his petition.

Maneka urged the court to summon Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi and sentence them.

Maneka's petition comes a day after the complainant petitioned to withdraw the case in a similar case. The court accepted the petition and subsequently dismissed the case.