Imran-Bushra Nikkah Case: Mufti Saeed records his statement before local court in Islamabad
Imran Khan married Bushra Bibi before her iddat was over, Mufti Saeed tells court
Mufti Saeed recorded his statement before the court in the Imran Khan-Bushra Bibi Nikkah case in Islamabad.
Mufti Saeed Khan told the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday that he officiated over Imran Khan’s nikkah with Bushra Bibi in violation of Sharia laws in 2018.
Mufti Saeed gave his statement during the proceedings of the case related to the alleged unIslamic Nikkah of the former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan with Bushra Riaz Wattoo — who is better known as Bushra Bibi.
Mufti Saeed who solemnised the couple’s Nikkah said before the court that Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi married during the latter’s Iddat (the time a woman goes into isolation after her husband dies or divorces her), despite knowing everything.
Mufti Saeed appeared before the court with his lawyer to testify under oath,
“Imran Khan contacted me on phone on January 2018. At that time I had good ties with Imran Khan and I was a member of his core committee.
“Imran Khan asked me to solemnise his nikkah with Bushra Bibi,” Mufti Saeed told the court.
He further added that a woman accompanying Bushra Bibi showed herself as her sister.
“I asked her [the woman] if Bushra Bibi’s Nikah can be [solemnised] as per Shariah,” Mufti Saeed said.
He added that the woman told him that all requirements for the marriage under the Shariah were complete.
He further stated that he solemnised Imran Khan’s Nikkah with Bushra Bibi on January 1, 2018, over the woman’s assurance.
“Then the former premier contacted me again on February 2018 and requested me to solemnise his Nikkah with Bushra Bibi again as the first time it was against the Shariah,” Mufti Saeed said in his statement before the court.
He added that the first time when the Nikah was solemnised, Bushra Bibi’s Iddat hadn’t ended.
Mufti Saeed quoted Imran Khan as saying that Bushra Bibi had been divorced on November 2017 and that there was a “prediction” that the PTI chairman will become the prime minister of Pakistan if he married Bushra Bibi.
Mufti Saeed added that the first Nikkah was illegal and had been solemnised based on the “prediction”.
Mufti Muhammad Saeed’s written statement was submitted to the court on 18 January 2023.