Pakistani former cricketer and now a politician Imran Khan’s third wife Bushra Manika has left him after a “dispute”, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

According to a Urdu newspaper “Daily Ummat”, the dispute was over Bushra Manika’s son overstaying his welcome at Imran Khan’s palatial home in Islamabad. Imran Khan, the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, married Bushra Manika – whom he calls his spiritual guide.

In its report, the urdu news paper “Daily Ummat” stated that was after mutual agreement  before the marriage that no one from Bushra’s family would stay for a longer period of time at house of Imran Khan Bani Gala; however, the presence of Manika’s son from his former husband, Khawar Fareed Manika irked Imran Khan.

As usual, Twitter users readily provided marriage advice and also showed “concern”.

“When Khan accepts a divorcee for a wife, why doesn’t he accept her children as his own?, writes a Twitter user.


The ill-intended newspaper made no effort to verify its claim with Imran Khan or the party before publishing it, the document further read. “The filing of malicious news report targeting the integrity of Imran Khan and his family is a clear attempt to scandalise the personal life of our party chief before the upcoming general elections,” a statement by Central Media Cell of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf.

The report against the party chairman published on April 22 is utterly false, the party said in a statement. Several baseless allegations have been made regarding the personal and marital life of Imran Khan.