Who is Bushra Bibi?
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Pakistan’s first lady has always been a topic of discussion. Been in the limelight ever since in her marriage to PM Imran Khan, people have always been curious about who is Bushra bibi.
Bushra Bibi is the wife of the former cricketer and Prime Minister, Imran Khan. She and Khan married six months before the latter assumed office as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Bushra Bibi helped PM Khan regarding spiritual matters before their marriage. Impressed by her spiritual level, Imran Khan married Bibi following her divorce from her first husband, Khawar Maneka. She and Khawar together have five children.
Who is Bushra Bibi? | Details, first marriage
What is the age of Bushra Bibi?
Bushra Bibi was born Bushra Riaz Wattoo on the 16th of August 1968, in Dipalpur, Pakistan, into a conservative and politically influential family. She originally belongs from Pakpattan, the town famous for the Shrine of Baba Farid, a renowned Sufi saint. Bibi is a spiritual follower of Baba Farid.
In 1987, Bushra was married to Khawar Maneka, the son of Pakistani politician Ghulam Muhammad Maneka. Muhammad was a Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan and served as the federal minister in Benazir Bhutto’s cabinet.
However, her ex-husband worked as a senior official in the customs department of Pakistan.
Bushra Maneka has three daughters and two sons with Khawar. Two of her three daughters are married. In 2013, her sons, Ibrahim and Musa, graduated from Aitchison College, Lahore. After that, they went abroad to pursue higher education.
Bushra Bibi Marriage Pics
Sources have revealed that who is Bushra Bibi and how PM Imran Khan met for. Both of them came to know each other for the first time in 2015 in Pakpattan. Khan became a regular visitor to Baba Farid’s shrine in Pakpattan after gradually becoming inclined towards Sufism.
At that point, Bibi was a well-known and revered Sufi scholar and a faith healer regarded as a pilgrimage leader to Baba Farid’s shrine. The influential Maneka family hosted Imran, who visited Pakpattan to pay homage to the Sufi saint.
Bushra Bibi with Imran Khan
Khan once mentioned that he was introduced to Bushra Bibi through her sister and the PTI member, Maryam Riaz Wattoo.
According to sources, just before the 2015 by-election in Lodhran, Khan met Bibi and was quite happy when his candidate Jehangir Tareen emerged as a winner in the election, which she correctly predicted. After that, he would often visit her for consultation and direction.
Reportedly, whenever Imran faced “challenging circumstances,” he would consult the spiritual healer. She would counsel and advise him and suggest books to read. With time she became his spiritual mentor.
Meanwhile, differences between Bibi and her first husband had begun to increase, and the couple eventually ended their marriage in 2017.
Following this, Imran Khan proposed to Bushra, and they married on the 18th of February 2018.
Known to be an introvert, Bibi likes to stay away from social gatherings and functions, the public eye, politics, and the PM respects and supports her decisions. She is living a private life in Khan’s sprawling farmhouse at Bani Gala.
Bushra Bibi interview with Nadeem Malik:
Bushra Bibi’s interview with Nadeem Malik was one of the hot trending topics for days. She talked about her past, marriage with PM Imran Khan, spiritual journey, and children for the first time publicly.
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