Imran Khan marries for a third time, Shahid Afridi wishes ex-Pakistan cricket captain
Imran Khan, 65, had been visiting Bushra Maneka, also known as Pinki Pir, to seek spiritual guidance after meeting her a couple of years ago, and the former Pakistan cricket team captain tied the knot with Maneka on SundayUpdated: Feb 19, 2018 20:26 IST
Imran Khan, former Pakistan cricket team captain and now head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, married his ‘spiritual adviser’ Bushra Maneka in a wedding ceremony held in Lahore on Sunday. This is the cricketer-turned-politician’s third marriage.
Imran Khan, 65, had been visiting Bushra Maneka, also known as Pinki Pir, to seek spiritual guidance after meeting her a couple of years ago, media reports have said.
The photos of the nikaah ceremony were later released by the PTI party.
Khan first tied the knot with British socialite Jemima Khan in May 1995, but the couple, who had two sons together, divorced in June 2004. Imran’s marriage to TV anchor Reham Khan January 2015 ended in divorce in 10 months.
Bushra, a mother of five, belongs to the Wattoo clan, of which the Manekas are a sub-clan. She was previously married to senior customs official Khawar Farid Maneka, but the couple divorced some months ago.
Here are some of the reactions on social media and pictures from Sunday’s wedding ceremony in Lahore:
Imran Khan is now a married man once again - Officially ! pic.twitter.com/UUYtJ8UfSa— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) February 18, 2018
Congrats @ImranKhanPTI for getting married. Wishing him the best & hope he finds happiness and stability in this relationship. Even though he is a public figure, this IS a personal affair-all those writing nasty comments should rethink.We should encourage civility in discourse. pic.twitter.com/UiFfWhe0ac— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) February 18, 2018
Heartiest greetings on Nikah-min-sunati. Hope she brings happiness in your life. May Allah give it success. pic.twitter.com/39m3DdfO8f— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) February 18, 2018
Shahid Afridi wished Imran Khan on his third wedding. The maverick all-rounder has been an Imran Khan all throughout his playing career.
Congratulations on your wedding @ImranKhanPTI , Best wishes for you and Bhabbi, May Allah bless you both and give you happines.— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) February 19, 2018
First Published: Feb 19, 2018 11:35 IST