Bushra Riaz Watto
Date of Birth: 16-Aug-1974
Popular Name: Bushra Bibi
Bushra Bibi Khan is the ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan Niazi’s wife. Imran Khan wedded her approximately six months before he could be elected Prime Minister. Bushra Bibi was born into a Punjabi political family with a long history. She is a Wattoo family member, and the Manikas is a sub-clan of the Tattoos. Pakpattan, 250 kilometers southwest of Lahore, is her hometown. Baba Farid’s Shrine, where she and Khan first met and where they are both spiritual followers of Baba Farid, is located in the area.
History Of Bushra Bibi
She married Khawar Maneka, the son of Ghulam Muhammad Maneka, a Pakistani politician who was a member of Pakistan’s National Assembly and a federal minister in Benazir Bhutto’s government. Khawar worked for Pakistan’s customs service and was a high-ranking employee. Ahmad Raza Maneka, his younger brother, is a Pakistani politician and National Assembly member.
Bushra Bibi and Khawar have three daughters and two sons between them. Mehru Maneka, her eldest daughter, is married to Mian Atta Muhammad Manika, a former Pakistan’s Punjab Provincial Assembly member. Her pride and joy are her three daughters, two of whom are married. In 2013, Ebrahim and Musa, two of her children, graduated from Lahore’s Aitcheson College.
Imran Khan Niazi’s first meeting with Bushra Bibi
According to sources, Bushra Bibi and Imran Khan Niazi initially met in Pakpattan in 2015. According to Pakistan’s largest English-language newspaper, ‘Dawn,’ Imran Khan became a frequent visitor to Baba Farid’s shrine in Pakpattan as Imran Khan Niazi gradually got oriented toward Sufism. Bushra Bibi was a well-known and respected Sufi scholar, spiritual adviser, and faith healer who, at the time, was regarded as the leader of pilgrimages to Baba Farid’s shrine. Imran Khan was received by the powerful Maneka family when he arrived in Pakpattan in the evening to pay respect to the Sufi saint. Before returning to Islamabad, Imran Khan Niazi would spend a few hours at Manekas’ residence.
Source of meeting between Imran Khan Niazi and Bushra Bibi
Imran Khan Niazi once stated that he met Bushra Bibi through her sister, Maryam Riaz Wattoo, who is a PTI member. According to sources, Imran Khan Niazi met with Bushra Bibi just before the 2015 Lodhran by-election and was happy when Imran Khan Niazi’s candidate, Jehangir Tareen, won the race, as she adequately prophesied. Following that, he would frequently visit her for advice and consultation. Imran Khan was said to contact Bushra Bibi anytime he was in a “tough circumstance.” She would counsel and advise him, as well as suggest books for him to read. Bushra bibi eventually became his spiritual advisor (murshid). Imran Khan Niazi was deeply impressed by the lady’s spiritual achievements, which pulled him closer to Bushra Bibi.
Bushra Bibi Marriage to Imran Khan Niazi
In the meantime, Bushra Bibi’s disagreements with her first husband had grown, and the couple divorced in 2017. Many people close to Bushra blame Imran Khan Niazi for the divorce, believing that the couple’s disagreement was not strong enough to end their 30-year marriage.
During the mid-2016 to early 2018 period, reports of Imran khan Niazi marrying Bushra Manika began to circulate, but Imran khan, along with members of the Maneka family, angrily denied such reports. Imran Khan’s party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has also filed a complaint against news outlets carrying such stories. In a surprising turn of events, the PTI central secretariat published a statement on January 7, 2018, claiming that Imran Khan had proposed to Bushra bibi. Still, Bushra Bibi had turned down the proposal at the time. The PTI later acknowledged Imran Khan Niazi’s marriage to Bushra Bibi on February 18, 2018. After a few months of marriage, they went on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Bushra Bibi is an introvert who prefers to avoid social occasions and meetings, public scrutiny, and politics, and Imran Khan Niazi accepts and supports her decisions. Bushra Bibi lives quietly in Imran Khan’s huge Bani Gala farmhouse. After meeting with Imran Khan Niazi, her daughter Mehru Maneka reportedly joined the PTI on August 6, 2018.
Imran Khan Niazi bases his political judgments on Bushra Bibi’s dreams
Former adviser and close friend of ousted Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan Niazi, Awn Chaudhry, explained the reason for his absence from Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony, claiming that Imran Khan Niazi was prevented from going after “someone dreamed about it” at Bani Gala.
“I was deeply wounded when I learned about it from Imran Khan himself through a letter sent the night before the oath-taking ceremony that someone had seen a dream and I would be unable to attend it, and I wondered if this was the prize for my hard work?” He texted me at 2:00 a.m., and I saved it on my phone. “Weirdly, decisions were made at the party based on dreams,” says the narrator. Awn Explained’
Aun discussed the matter with Saleem Safi, the host of the Geo News program “Jirga.” Chaudhry claimed he had Imran Khan’s Niazi communication saved and could show it to him whenever he wanted.
Imran Khan Niazi declared first Lady Bushra Bibi
Bushra Bibi is Pakistani ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi’s first veil-wearing wife. Bushra Bibi stated that wearing a veil is a personal choice based on Islamic principles and that she is not attempting to force it on others. Bushra Bibi was described in the media as being “afraid” shortly after Imran Khan gained power, adding, “I am convinced Imran Khan will fulfill his promises to Pakistan.” Allah has entrusted us with tremendous responsibility. Power is cyclical. Imran Khan’s goal is to eradicate poverty in Pakistan. Imran Khan aspires to enhance Pakistan’s healthcare and education sectors. Bushra Bibi characterizes Imran Khan Niazi as a “very straightforward man.”