Manika family clears the air on Imran’s third marriage

Published: July 14, 2016
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Mian Khawar Fareed Manika denies reports of Imran's marrying into the family PHOTO: REUTERS

Mian Khawar Fareed Manika denies reports of Imran's marrying into the family PHOTO: REUTERS

MULTAN: As rumours of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s third marriage to a woman named Marium Manika spread, the latter’s family came forward to deny the reports circulating in the media.

“Imran Khan has not married in Manika family,” Mian Khawar Fareed Manika, son of former Federal Minister Mian Ghulam Muhammad Manika said.

Imran slams media for sharing pictures of women he’s ‘never met’

Marium Manika is the sister of Bushra Manika who is the daughter-in-law of former federal minister Mian Ghulam Muhammad Manika.

Sources close to the Manika family said the PTI chairman had a spiritual relationship with Mian Khawar Fareed Manika and his wife Bushra Manika. Further, Khan had only visited Pakpattan thrice to meet the two in relation to spiritual affairs. They had also visited the shrine of great Sufi saint Baba Fareed Uddin Ganj Shakkar.

Moreover, sources revealed that Imran’s spiritual link with the Manika’s strengthened even more after Bushra Manika predicted that he would win a national assembly seat from District Lodhran.

Imran’s third marriage: PTI files complaint against media for spreading ‘disinformation’

The other name being taken in connection to Khan’s marriage is that of Afshan, who is the former wife of late MPA Pakpattan Mian Gohar Fareed Khan Manika, a cousin of Mian Khawar Fareed Manika. After her husband’s death, Afshan married a landlord from Khanewal. She belongs to Hotiana family and is residing in London with her son Usman Gohar Fareed Manika, who is studying there.

The Manika family belonged to Pakistan Muslim League (N) party before joining PML (Q). They had then joined the forward block in then provincial assembly and then had once again gone back to PML (N). They have only recently joined PTI.

It isn’t in my blood to give up, says Imran on third marriage

Imran Khan has vehemently denied reports of his third marriage, although he said in an interview to Hindustan Times that he was open to the idea.

Soon after reports began circulating, PTI filed a complaint with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against TV channels over airing news about Khan’s third marriage.

“A delegation of PTI, headed by Iftikhar Durrani, met chairman Pemra Absar Alam at Pemra Headquarters, Islamabad and handed over a formal complaint,” a Pemra statement said on Wednesday.

“Unethical of media to spread false news of my marriage based upon absolute lies,” said the PTI chief.

Imran said channels showed pictures of women whom he had never known or met.

“Women’s pictures shown whom I neither know nor ever met. Such disinformation is irresponsible and shows a collapse of moral and ethical standards,” Imran Khan said on Twitter.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • javed Ali
    Jul 14, 2016 - 4:04PM

    Media should be accountable for it’s actions.Recommend

  • Logitech
    Jul 14, 2016 - 4:27PM

    Greetings and wishes for the new couple! mARecommend

  • M.S.
    Jul 14, 2016 - 5:23PM

    Looking for spiritual guidance from Manika family? This tells how stupid and desperate he is. Villagers go there looking for their stolen cattle. Recommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Jul 14, 2016 - 5:34PM

    @Logitech:
    …and hope the pre-nups are all in order…Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jul 14, 2016 - 7:00PM

    good step by PTI which went to Pemra against some media channels who even shown pictures of two women. same two women have now denied & now its up to pemra to take action against the channels who spread fake news of 3rd marriage Recommend

  • Ahmad Hassan
    Jul 14, 2016 - 11:14PM

    Wait for couple of months the story of his marriage turned out to be true. Master of deceit.
    He made me disgruntled supporter of him like many.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jul 15, 2016 - 12:14AM

    Simply amazing……with this man, now l’ll say that Qandeel Balouch actually stands a chance of ‘ netting him ‘………talk of messing things up…..aagh !Recommend

  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Jul 16, 2016 - 12:17AM

    Media is a double edged sword which can lift you to zenith or even bury you alive. Be careful. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait Recommend

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