Maryam Nawaz hit back at Imran Khan’s former wife Jemima Goldsmith after she accused the PML-N leader of making “anti-Semitic” remarks during an election rally in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
In an angry Twitter response, Maryam told Jemima that she had her ex (Imran Khan) to blame for her remarks.
“I have absolutely no interest in you, your sons or your personal lives because I have better things to do and say but if your ex drags in families of others out of spite, others will have nastier things to say. You have only your ex to blame,” said the PML-N leader.
The spat began with PM Imran Khan criticising how the poor are jailed in Pakistan and the powerful “get an NRO and go abroad and watch their grandson play polo”, during an address to an election campaign.
At this, Maryam responded during her own AJK rally by saying Junaid Safdar is “Nawaz Sharif’s grandson, not Goldsmith’s”.
“He’s Nawaz Sharif’s grandson. He’s not being raised in the lap of Jews,” Maryam said.
Jemima, in response, said: “I left Pakistan in 2004 after a decade of antisemitic attacks by the media and politicians.”
The premier’s ex-wife said that at the time she had been receiving weekly death threats and protests outside her house in the country.
She regretted that despite the passage of over 16 years, such antisemitic attacks against her were still continuing.
At this, Maryam, in her latest tweet, replied by saying: “I have absolutely no interest in you, your sons, or your personal lives because I have better things to do and say but if your ex drags in families of others out of spite, others will have nastier things to say.
“You have only your ex to blame,” she added.
PM Imran Khan and Maryam’s remarks have been widely criticised as dirty politics.