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Barefooted Imran lands in Madinah for religious trip

The Express Tribune 2018-06-12 16:29:01

Social media links incide­nt to Bushra's barefo­ot walk with ex-husban­d to Pakpat­tan Sharif­

PHOTO: @As55Bakr/ TWITTER

A video showing a barefooted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan coming out of a chartered plane at a landing strip in Madinah, Saudi Arabia has paved way for conspiracy theories.

Imran flew to Saudi Arabia on Monday accompanied by wife Bushra Maneka and close aide Zulfi Bukhari from Noor Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi. After paying respects at the Holy Mosque in Madinah, the couple headed to Makkah for Umrah.

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Since the clip went viral, some social media accounts linked the incident to a previous statement by the ex-husband of Maneka where he claimed that the former couple walked barefoot to Pakpattan Sharif to fulfill ‘wishes’.