Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith on Friday said she felt “the old Pakistan of the 1990s is back” after the PML-N announced tit-for-tat demonstrations outside London.
For the past week, PTI activists in UK have been demonstrating outside Nawaz Sharif's Avenfield homes. In response, former PML-N minister Abid Sher Ali announced a rally outside Jemima’s home, where Khan’s “grown-up children” live.
Jemima tweeted on Friday, “Protests outside my house, targeting my children, anti-Semitic abuse on social media – this is almost back in the 90s in Lahore,” against Khan outside his home in London Sharing a poster of the protest to be held on April 17.
She added the hashtag #PuranaPakistan (Old Pakistan) to the tweet. She has also shared a poster of a protest, which is being planned outside her house in London, on April 17.
Many Pakistani citizens, especially PTI supporters, sympathised with her and some even apologised on behalf of the protestors.
Journalist Hamid Mir said: “PTI must stop protesting outside the house of Nawaz Sharif in London and PML-N should not do the same outside the house of Jemima, those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others.”
PML-N leader Abid Sher Ali, who has planned the protest, said that only Imran Khan can be held responsible for the situation.
“He has ordered attacks and protests outside the homes of his political opponents, he incites hatred, homosexuality and terrorism on a daily basis. Our protest will be peaceful and non-violent. Condemn Imran Khan,” he said.
In another tweet, Ali tagged Jemima and challenged her claims of being child neutral by sharing a picture of a PTI rally.