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Imran Khan ‘divorced’ Reham at Bushra Bibi’s behest: Awn Chaudhry tells Islamabad’s district court

Former PTI leader told the court that Khan and Reham's divorce took place in 2015.

Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Awn Chaudhry on Thursday recorded a statement before Islamabad’s district court heard the Imran Khan-Bushra Bibi Nikkah case.

  • The Islamabad District Court took up the hearing on a petition filed by a citizen Muhammad Hanif complaining that Imran Khan and Bushra solemnized Nikkah when Bushra Bibi was still in Iddat (waiting period for a divorcee or a widow).
  •  Mufti Saeed who solemnised the Khan and wife Bushra Bibi’s nikah recorded his statement.
  • Mufti Saeed said that the couple married during the latter’s Iddat despite knowing everything.

Making some startling revelations, Awn Chaudhry claimed that Imran Khan has divorced Reham at Bushra Bibi’s (Bushra Riaz Wattoo) behest.

Awn said that he was a personal assistant and political secretary to Imran Khan.

“I used to look after all the personal and political affairs of Imran Khan,” he added.

“Bushra Bibi told Imran Khan to divorce Reham Khan immediately as it was better for him.

“On Bushra Bibi’s advice, Khan divorced Reham via an email,” Awn said.

He further added that Imran Khan’s former wife (Reham Khan) wasn’t in Pakistan at that time.

He maintained that Khan started getting distressed after the divorce and often asked to be taken to Bushra Bibi. Following this, Khan continued to pay visits to Bushra Bibi till December 31, 2017, and announced he would marry her on January 1, Awn added.

“Imran Khan told me to make marriage arrangements. I was surprised at Imran Khan’s words and said that Bushra Bibi was already married but Imran Khan told me that Bushra Bibi had been divorced,” he said in his statement.

Awn Chaudhry went on to add that he trusted Imran Khan and left for Bushra Bibi’s place with Mufti Saeed and Zulfi Bukhari the next day.

As per Awn Chaudhry, Imran Khan’s nikkah with Bushra Bibi was solemnised in Lahore on January 1, 2018, and he was a witness to it.

“Mufti Saeed, who solemnised the nikkah, had asked for Bushra Bibi’s divorce certificate in his presence, but Khan and his wife told him that the document would be provided later,” he maintained in the statement recorded before the court.

Awn Chaudhry stated that he found out after the marriage that the period of Bushra Bibi’s iddat had not been completed and both Khan and his wife knew that.

“By this time, the talk of Bushra Bibi’s marriage was also on the media,” he said, adding that Imran Khan then told him that the iddat would be completed on February 18 and ordered to make arrangements for a second nikkah with Bushra Bibi on the said date.


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