Khan: Bushra Bibi married Imran Khan during Iddat period: Nikkah Registrar

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani cleric who solemnly solemnizes the former prime minister Imran KhanIt is Nikka with Bouchra Bibi said the ceremony was not conducted in accordance with Islamic Sharia law, according to a media report on Wednesday.
Mufti Saidthe cleric who performed the couple’s Islamic wedding in 2018, said it happened during the iddat period of Bouchra Bibi, The Express Tribune newspaper reported.
The iddat period (three months) is a waiting period that a Muslim woman must observe due to the death of her husband or the dissolution of the marriage.
A recent court hearing in Islamabad has shed light on the marriage controversy between the leader of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and Bushra, the report adds.
The alleged un-Islamic marriage of Khan, now 70, and Bushra was revealed by a petition filed by a Mohammad Hanif. The hearing was presided over by the senior civil judge Nasr Minullah Baloch.
Saeed, who is the principal of a seminary, mentioned having a positive relationship with Khan and serving on his central committee. He claimed Khan took him to DHA Lahore to officiate the couple’s Nikkah in 2018.
According to him, a woman claiming to be Bushra’s sister assured him that all Sharia requirements for her marriage had been met and that she and Khan were free to marry, according to the report.
Saeed said he solemnized the marriage between them on January 1, 2018, based on the woman’s assurance. After the wedding, the couple started living together in Islamabad, he added.
However, Khan contacted him again in February 2018 and asked him to lead the Nikkah again, saying that at the time of their first Nikkah, Bushra’s iddat period was not over as she had divorced in November 2017. .
Therefore, Khan felt that their first Nikkah was not Sharia compliant.
Saeed claimed that Khan and Bushra were aware of the situation and arranged their Nikkah and wedding ceremony accordingly. He also alleged that Khan confided in him that he believed marrying Bushra would lead to him becoming prime minister.
He further said that petitioner Muhammad Hanif approached him after Taraweeh prayers (special night prayers) on the fourth day of Ramzan and inquired about Imran and Bushra’s marriage, to which he revealed the details. .
The court adjourned further hearings in the case until April 19.
Khan, a cricketer turned politician, became Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2018 and was ousted from power in April 2022. Khan is the only Pakistani Prime Minister to be ousted in a vote of no confidence in parliament.

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