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Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has married his spiritual guide Bushra Maneka (also known as Pinki Pir) in Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday.
Media spokesperson also said that the marriage was held at Lahore's Defence residence of his 'new' brother-in-law.
According to a source, Khan had started visiting her over a year ago to seek spiritual advice.
"He got closer to her when some of political predictions she made about his party came true. Later, both developed some 'intimacy' and finally Bushra took divorce from her husband and contracted marriage with Imran early last month," the source said. Last month, Khan had admitted that he had proposed marriage to Maneka.
A source in the party said Khan was under immense pressure from the PTI to disclose his third marriage after a humiliating defeat in Punjab's Lodhran district last week. "The PTI leadership was of the view that strong rumours about his third marriage had played a role in the defeat of the party’s strong man Jahangir Tareen's son at the hands of a candidate of ruling PML-N," he said.
The PTI's media wing released pictures of the marriage ceremony in which Khan is seen wearing shalwar kameez and black jacket while the bride is decked in red suit with woolen shawl.
"Khan was advised to disclose his marriage as early as possible because the general elections are not far away and the PTI may suffer more politically if this news was broken just before the polls," he said.
(With Agency Inputs)