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Third Time Lucky? Imran Khan Marries His 'Spiritual Adviser' Bushra Maneka

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| February 19 , 2018 , 17:06 IST

Bringing months of speculations to halt, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party confirmed that their chief Imran Khan has officially married his 'spiritual advisor' Bushra Maneka in an intimate ceremony in Lahore on Sunday.

The cricketer-turned-politician has gotten out of his two past marriages with British socialite Jemima Khan (9 years) and TV anchor Reham Khan (10 months) with mutual consent. Imran met his third wife a couple of years ago.

Bushra Maneka also known as Pinki Pir is a mother of five children recently divorced her husband, a senior customs official named Khawar Farid Maneka to marry the 65-year-old political leader who developed an interest in her during their faith healing sessions.

In the marriage pictures which went viral on social media immediately after PTI's confirmation of the chairperson's nikah, Khan's new bride is seen in a full veil that showcases her extensive level of spirituality, an act which fascinated Imran.

Imran has said last month, "I would like to reiterate that every time I met her, with family and alone, she has been in purdah (veil). My interest in her lies in the fact that I have not seen or met anyone with her level of spirituality."

As per The Hindi reports, "He (Imran) got closer to her (Bushra) when some of the political predictions she made about his party came true." The politician confirmed the speculations about tying the knot with his faith healer last month.

Imran, however, denied any rumours suggesting that he broke her marriage stating, "I only sent the proposal for marriage after she divorced her husband." During his international cricket career, the leader was branded as a playboy and ladies’ man.