ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari on Sunday clarified rumors of party chief Imran Khan’s third marriage and said he has not tied the knot yet.
Mazari took to Twitter and shared a statement of chairman’s spokesperson stating, “To set the record straight, Mr Khan proposed marriage to Ms Bushra Maneka; but Ms Maneka asked for time to make a final decision after consulting her family, including her children.”
The statement expresses disappointment over giving such hype to the private matters of Imran Khan. “It is indeed sad to see this extremely private and sensitive matter be made the subject of an erroneous story leading to all manner of public conjecture,” it says.
The statement continues, “This has put an unacceptable burden especially on the children of Ms Maneka and Mr Khan who have had to learn of such a private and intimate issue from the media.”
It reads, “If and when the proposal is accepted by Ms Maneka for the marriage, Mr Khan will announce it publicly in the proper manner. Till then we request the media to give the two families, especially the children, their privacy.”
“To set the record straight, Mr Khan proposed marriage to Ms Bushra Maneka, but Ms Maneka asked for time to make a final decision after consulting her family, including her children,” said the statement. “It is indeed sad to see this extremely private and sensitive matter be made the subject of an erroneous story leading to all manner of public conjecture.”
The statement further said if and when the marriage proposal is accepted by Ms Maneka, Mr Khan will make it public in a proper manner. “It is unfortunate and regrettable that Umar Cheema of the Jhang Group chose to do a conjectural story on PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s personal life, which also involved another person – a very private lady who is not in public,” the statement said.
A day earlier, Muhammad Musa Maneka, son of Bushra Bibi, also rejected such reports as speculative and false. He said he had asked his mother to solemnize marriage with the PTI chief, but she turned down the proposal.
“It’s true that my mother is spiritual leader 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. NNI