"targeting my children, antisemitic abuse on social media"
Jemima Goldsmith has said that protestors are outside her London home and are targeting her children.
The ex-wife of former Pakistan Prime Minister and PTI chief Imran Khan stated that she felt the “‘Purana Pakistan of the 1990s” had returned.
PTI activists in the UK have been protesting outside Nawaz Sharif’s Avenfield apartments in London.
In response, former PML-N minister Abid Sher Ali announced a rally outside Jemima’s £1.3 million home on April 17, 2022.
Imran Khan was ousted as Prime Minister after a vote of no-confidence.
Shahbaz Sharif, the younger brother of Nawaz, was elected as PM.
Screenwriter Jemima stated that protestors are outside her home.
She tweeted: “Protests outside my house, targeting my children, antisemitic abuse on social media… It’s almost like I’m back in 90s Lahore.”
— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) April 15, 2022
Jemima went on to say: “With respect, 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.”
But Mr Ali called for the rally to go ahead.
He replied: “There is only one person responsible for this: Imran Khan.
“He has ordered attacks and protests outside homes of his political opponents, he incites hate, homophobia and terrorism on daily basis.
“Our protest will be peaceful and non-violent. Condemn Imran Khan.”
Mr Ali previously announced:
“There will be a protest outside the house of Imran Niazi’s ex-wife in London on Sunday.
“So that her children also know how mean their father is.”
Lord Ahmad responded to Jemima’s tweet and stated that while they have the right to protest, targeting children is “unacceptable”.
Jemima revealed that her address was posted on social media so that the protestors would know where to go. She added that she has been the victim of stalking in the past.
“And posting a private home address on social media is surely not legal?
“Especially as I have an ongoing problem with stalkers (one arrested at my workplace last week and another who breached his restraining order and is being tried in a few weeks).”
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.”