Khawar Maneka says Imran Khan ruined his married life with Bushra Bibi

11:52 PM | 20 Nov, 2023
Khawar Maneka speaks up against Imran Khan
Source: File photos

As press conferences and TV interviews against former prime minister Imran Khan continue to surface every other day, now Khawar Maneka, the ex-husband of Bushra Bibi, has come up with allegations against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman. 

Speaking on a live show on Monday, Maneka said the PTI chief ruined his married life with Bushra Bibi after he chose her as his spiritual guide or pir. “Our marriage lasted for 28 years...we had a very happy married life and Imran Khan ruined it in the guise of a devotee,” he added.

Maneka said Bushra Bibi married Imran one and a half months after he divorced her in November 2017. However, he said he was unaware of it. “I and my children were not aware of this marriage that's why I denied it when asked by the media,” he said.

Khan had married Bushra Bibi in January 2018 but pictures of the marriage were released on February 18. Maneka said Imran would visit his house without his “consent” and he was not happy with Bushra's meetings with the PTI chief.

Imran's first meeting with Bushra

During the PTI sit-in in Islamabad, Maneka said the former first lady’s sister Maryam Wattoo arranged a meeting between the PTI chief and Bushra.

After the first meeting, Maneka said the PTI chief and Bushra started meeting in Islamabad frequently.

Divulging details of the relationship between Imran and Bushra, Maneka said Bushra would make long phone calls to Imran at night using a phone number provided by Farah Gogi on Imran Khan's request.

He said he has a residence in Islamabad’s Bani Gala area and Bushra Bibi would meet the PTI chief at his house in the same vicinity without his permission. Six months before the marriage, Bushra “separated from me” and went to her house in Pakpattan city, Maneka said, adding that Bushra refused to return home despite his insistence.

Maneka said one day, he received a text message from Farah Gogi, asking him to divorce Bushra. “I went to Bushra and asked her do you want a divorce? She bowed her head and did not answer,” he said.

Maneka said he sent the divorce papers to her through Farah Gogi on November 14, 2017. Later, he said Farah Gogi and Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide of the PTI chief, asked him to change the date of divorce on papers and keep mum as “Imran Khan wants to become the prime minister”. 


Rupee recovers marginally against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 30 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates in Pakistan increase; Check today’s gold rates 30 November 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 30 November 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Karachi PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Islamabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Peshawar PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Quetta PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sialkot PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Attock PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujranwala PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Jehlum PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Multan PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Bahawalpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujrat PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nawabshah PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Chakwal PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Hyderabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nowshehra PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sargodha PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Faisalabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Mirpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675


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