In a recent interview on Geo News program ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Ke Saath,’ Bushra Bibi’s ex-husband, Khawar Maneka, revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan destroyed their once joyous household in the pursuit of spiritual practices.
According to Maneka, during the protests in Islamabad, Bushra’s sister, Maryam Vatto, arranged a meeting between Imran Khan and Bushra. Despite having a 28-year-long pleasant married life, Imran Khan’s entry into their lives had a devastating impact, as he pursued spiritual aspirations.
Maneka recounted that during the protests, Imran Khan and Bushra began talking extensively on the phone, even exchanging secret phone numbers. Fearing the negative influence of Imran Khan, Maneka’s mother advised against his visits to their home. However, Maneka’s house in Bani Gala became a regular meeting place for Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi.
Maneka expressed dissatisfaction with these clandestine encounters, mentioning that Bushra would sneak out to Imran Khan’s house without informing him. He disapproved of the meetings, leading to tension between him and Bushra.
The deterioration of their relationship became evident when, on one occasion, Imran Khan visited Maneka’s house, prompting Maneka to have him escorted out by a servant. Eventually, Maneka initiated divorce proceedings on November 14, 2017. Just a month and a half later, Bushra Bibi married Imran Khan.
Maneka further revealed that he was unaware of the marriage until the news broke in Geo and Dunya News, leading to speculation and questioning of its authenticity.
The former husband also mentioned that six months before their marriage, Bushra Bibi left his home and started living separately. On a separate occasion, Fauzia Dawood, the mother of Bushra Bibi, allegedly sent Maneka a message requesting a divorce, which he promptly granted.
Khawar Maneka shed light on the events leading to his divorce with Bushra Bibi and the subsequent marriage with Imran Khan. The interview highlighted the personal struggles and disruptions caused by the involvement of Imran Khan in Maneka’s family life.