Have I revealed state secrets to India? Angry Imran Khan on wedding rumours


Former Pakistani cricket captain and the leader of Tehreek-Insaf-Party, Imran Khan, has lashed out out at media and Nawaz Sharif for the “gutter media campaign” against his plan to get married for a third time.

Taking to Twitter, Khan asked if he had “sold” state secrets to India or “laundered” the country’s wealth to deserve a bad press.

He wrote, “For 3 days I have been wondering have I looted a bank; or money laundered bns in nation’s wealth; or ordered a model-town-like killing spree; or revealed state secrets to India? I have done none of these but discovered I have committed a bigger crime: wanting to get married.”

Breaking his silence over reports of his “marriage” to his spiritual guru Bushra Maneka, Pakistan’s Opposition leader blamed ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and owner of a private media house for the “vicious, gutter media campaign” against him in recent days.

Khan said that he was only concerned about “his children and the very conservative family of Bushra begum.”

“The vicious, gutter media campaign led by NS & MSR mafia does not bother me as respect & humiliation come from Allah Almighty. However, my concern is for my children & the very conservative family of Bushra begum, all of whom have been subjected to this malicious campaign by NS & MSR.”

He alleged that the “vicious, gutter media campaign” was being led by NS [Nawaz Sharif] and MSR [Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman], adding that it did not bother him. Shakil-ur-Rahman is the founder of Geo Television Network.

In another tweet, he told “NS & MSR” that their vicious campaign has only strengthened his resolve to fight them.

Attacking Mr Sharif, Imran Khan said: “I have known the Sharifs for 40 years and I know all their sordid personal lives, but I would never stoop to the level of exposing these sordid details.”

Khan’s spokesman on Sunday said in a statement that he had proposed marriage to Bushra Maneka, who has “asked for time to make a final decision after consulting her family, including her children”.

(With additional inputs from PTI)