Jemima Goldsmith reacts to anti-Imran Khan protest targeting her kids: 'Like I'm back in 90s'
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Former prime minister Imran Khan's first wife Jemima Goldsmith on Friday recounted her horror of living in Pakistan as she shared the poster of a protest being planned outside her London house on April 17 (Sunday).
"Protest outside my house, targeting my children, antisemitic abuse on social media... It's almost like I'm back in 90s Lahore," Jemima Goldsmith tweeted with #PuranaPakistan, in her first social media reaction after the ouster of Imran Khan through the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly.
In a bitter social media exchange last year, Jemima had said, "I left Pakistan in 2004 after a decade of antisemitic attacks by the media & politicians (& weekly death threats & protests outside my house). But still it continues."
The difference is that I have got nothing to do with Pakistani politics and neither have my children. They are low- key private individuals who are not even on social media.— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) April 15, 2022
اتوار کو لندن میں عمران نیازی کی سابقہ اہلیہ کے گھر کے باہر احتجاج ہوگا۔ تا کہ اس کے بچوں کو بھی پتا چلے ان کا باپ کتنا کمینہ ہے۔ pic.twitter.com/9GL6QqPOhR— Abid Sher Ali (@AbidSherAli) April 14, 2022
After Imran Khan lost the confidence vote, Zac came out in support of his former brother-in-law and tweeted, "Sad to see last night's events in Pakistan. Imran Khan is a good and decent man, one of the least corruptible politicians on the world stage. I have no doubt he will be returned with a big majority in the upcoming elections."
BREAKING: PMLN will stage a huge protest outside the residence of Jemima Goldsmith and her three children in London after Imran Khan asked his followers to target @NawazSharifMNS current residence in London where violence took place on weekend.— Syed Kousar Kazmi (@SyedKousarKazmi) April 13, 2022
The UK government, however, distanced itself from its foreign office minister's statement and said it is not the position of the UK government. "With regard to Pakistan, we respect Pakistan's democratic system and we would not get into its domestic political affairs. We have longstanding ties with Pakistan and are monitoring developments," a spokesperson of the government said.