KARACHI: The political atmosphere in Pakistan has been hostile, to say the least. And it seems there are no holds barred when it comes to attacking anyone associated with a political leader. That includes ex wives. After Imran Khan was
ousted as Prime Minister, many devoted PTI followers took to the streets to
protest his removal. PTI supporters in London took to protesting outside former PMLN leader Nawaz Sharif’s residence. In retaliation, PMLN – UK announced a protest outside
Jemima Goldsmith’s house. When the news spread on social media, Twitter users were quick to express their displeasure about Jemima being targeted because of Imran Khan.
PMLN-UK announces protest outside Jemima Goldsmith’s house on Sunday in response to PTI leadership arranging protest outside flats of Nawaz Sharif’s sons on Park Lane. Clashes had broken out during last weekend’s protest by PTI. London police heavily engaged as Pakistanis clash.
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) April 13, 2022
One Twitter user pointed how comparing protesting outside the Sharif residence and protesting outside the Goldsmith residence was like comparing apples and oranges.
Mutlub this logic is just as absurd as the party…. Nawaz is in London so obviously people will protest in front of where he is living… Jemima bechari ka kia leyna deyna 🤦♀️🤦♀️ #امپورٹڈ_حکومت_نامنظور https://t.co/dNn0lMVB5z
— saniya (@Saniya_A) April 13, 2022
Another Twitter user pointed out that holding a protest outside Jemima’s house made no sense considering how removed she is from PTI and Imran Khan.
Some questioned why go after Jemima when Imran Khan has other, more politically inclined exes.
She is the ex wife. How about protest outside Reham Khan house too since you’re going for exes ? Jemima isn’t in Pakistani politics. Nawaz Sharif is in Politics. https://t.co/8milktJmo6
— XULQI MOON (@XULQIMOON) April 13, 2022
Others pointed how this call to protest only cast PMLN in a negative light.
Very bad idea. When pmln is given an opportunity to prove its worth through performance, why go down this path. What will be difference between youthias and Parwaris then? https://t.co/ktWE09IwtI
— Samina Bilal (@sbilal298) April 13, 2022
Twitter users also pointed out targeting women seemed to be a pattern for the political party in question.
PMLN always target females, first BB and then Jemima. Although she isnt related to IK anymore. Savages! https://t.co/T8FyOxNof7
— born star (@dontaskme2222) April 13, 2022
Needless to say, Pakistanis are not happy about Jemima Goldsmith being targeted to get to Imran Khan!