Khawar Maneka, the ex-husband of former first lady Bushra Bibi on Monday has come forward with explosive allegations against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.
In an exclusive interview, Maneka disclosed the intricate details of the alleged affair that led to the dissolution of his family life.
Secret meetings and late-night calls
Maneka claimed that the meetings between Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi began with the facilitation of Bushra's sister, Maryam Wattoo, during PTI sit-ins in Islamabad.
Despite warnings from Maneka's mother, who deemed Imran Khan unsuitable, the two reportedly started talking secretly on the phone at night.
Farah Gogi, at the request of Imran Khan, allegedly provided Bushra with a secret phone number, leading to clandestine conversations between the two.
According to Maneka, Imran Khan would visit their home without permission, causing distress in the household.
Maneka claimed to have discovered Bushra's secret meetings with Imran Khan, leading to a confrontation where he reportedly escorted Imran Khan out of the house with the help of a servant.
Divorce date controversy
Six months before their divorce, Bushra Bibi reportedly separated from Maneka and went to her parent's house in Pakpattan. Maneka, in an attempt to reconcile, confronted Bushra about a possible divorce.
However, she remained silent. On November 14, 2017, Maneka sent the divorce certificate to Farah Gogi, who later called requesting a change in the date.
Maneka alleged that he was pressured to stay silent for the sake of Imran Khan's political ambitions, with the message, "If Imran wants to become prime minister, you should stay silent."
Unawareness of marriage
Maneka revealed that neither he nor his children were aware of Bushra Bibi's subsequent marriage to Imran Khan until it was reported in the media a month and a half after their divorce.
This revelation adds a new layer of complexity to the personal life of the PTI Chairman, raising questions about the impact of his spiritual pursuits on the lives of those close to him.