Imran Khan married his third wife Bushra Maneka in February this year.
And as usual, people were incredibly curious about the entire affair and wanted to know as much as they could. But his wife, Bushra Maneka observes strict purdah and has no social media presence which makes it tricky to get more information into their marriage.
As a result, any news related to the first lady is what anyone really even talks about and at times even gets blown out of proportion. And in the latest controversy, instead of Bushra Maneka, the focus is on her daughter Mehru Hayat.
There have been rumours floating around that Mehru Hayat has been appointed as an advisor to the Prime Minister on Women Empowerment.
But that’s not even the most shocking part since she has been an official member of Pakistan Teheek-e-Insaf for a while.
The most shocking part is the exorbitant salary she will be receiving, which is 7.5 Lakhs a month according to the rumor.
Bushra BiBi daughter Mehru has been appointed adviser to PM on women empowerment with a salary of Rs 750,000 a month
— mussarat ahmadzeb (@MussartAhmadzeb) September 28, 2018
This news has not been confirmed yet and a lot of people were calling bullshit saying that it was fake news.
IT IS A LIE !
— Free (@CanadaMate) September 28, 2018
Nadeem Haque sb, you are a responsible person and part of an advisory council as well, you can check the facts easily before spreading fake news.
— Mehdi Syed (@mehdysi) September 29, 2018
Other people wanted proof before they made their decisions.
Zaberdasti https://t.co/BoVFeAPy9n provide proof of her slary Musarrat Amma g
— Umer Farooq Bajwa (@UmerBajwa8040) September 29, 2018
Please always verify reports. We should not hurt sentiment of others.Specially these days lots of fake news around.I have to wait some days at times before releasing news.I know you'll understand.
— Mariana Baabar Pashteen (@MarianaBaabar) September 30, 2018
Lets wait n watch, one of them is certainly lying
— Khan (@OmerKha91103249) September 30, 2018
The official account for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan tweeted that this was not true and was, in fact, fake news.
You belong to a Respectable family of Swat, but you brought disgrace 2 your family by first supporting a Corrupt politician who got disqualified from SC,then the people of Swat rejected you and now bringing more disgrace 2 your family by spreading false news! https://t.co/J4GwXVrZpU
— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) September 28, 2018
But the person who originally talked about this news said that while he could not provide proof right now, the source was authentic. He also mentioned that now that there was outrage the decision might be backtracked and he could not have waited till the official letter came out.
Yes dearest I understand but the source was authentic n i could not doubt it wait few days either they will back track or notification letter for her job
— mussarat ahmadzeb (@MussartAhmadzeb) September 30, 2018
There were also some other accusations of nepotism against the government with a rumor floating around that Zulfi Bukhari’s sister has been appointed as the head of the Benazir Income Support Program. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted about this being fake news.
But he did not address the rumor about Mehru Hayat which has further fueled speculation.
A series of Fake notifications and news is systematically spread on social media, it started from a media dinner picture and now there is a series of such rubbish. Without effecting freedom on SM we need to take strict action against fake news. https://t.co/QRaQYBreRm
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 1, 2018
Till the news is confirmed, we will just have to wait for confirmation.
What do you think about this rumor? Let us know in the comments!
Cover Image Source: Express Tribune/@mussaratahmadzeb via Twitter.com