Bushra Bibi: The Mystical Wife of Pakistani ex-PM Imran Khan

Feb 1, 2024, 06:57 PM IST

Bushra Bibi: The Mystical Wife of Pakistani ex-PM Imran Khan

Mukul Sharma

Who is Bushra Bibi?

A mystical healer with a small following, Bushra Maneka had been a spiritual adviser to Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan.

How Imran Khan Married Bushra Bibi?

Imran Khan once said that Bushra’s intellect and character drew him to her. But people were instead chattering about the mystical powers she was credited with.

Imran’s Third Wife

Bushra Maneka married Imran Khan in 2018. Imran was previously married to British socialite Jemima Goldsmith and journalist Reham Khan.

Bushra is Serving Prison Sentence

On Jan 31, Bushra along with husband Imran was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $2 million in fine in a corruption case.

A Marriage for Political Convenience?

Analysts say that Khan and Bushra’s match plays well with conservative Pakistani people given their show of devotion to Islam.

Rumour of A ‘Dream’

After Bushra and Khan first met, it was rumoured, that she saw in a dream that Khan would become prime minister if they got married. So they got married. Khan became prime minister of Pakistan six months later. Bushra rubbished the rumour in October 2018.