Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – A strong public obloquy and outrage on social media erupted after Ishaq Dar allegedly made sexist remarks against Imran Khan’s former wife Jemima Goldsmith.


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Just after appearing before Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for Panama probe on Monday, Dar held a fiery media talk outside Federal Judicial Academy in which he made several attacks on Imran Khan, his wife and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital.

Attacking Imran Khan’s former wife, the Finance Minister called Jemima a Jew. “He (Imran Khan) wanted to become the PM with his Jewish wife (Jemima Khan)”. He also claimed that Jemima Goldsmith and Imran Khan were not married in Paris as he knows who the witnesses were.

The PML-N senator told Imran Khan to look at the ‘ATMs’ beside him who launder money outside the country on a regular basis.

He said he could only pray for the PTI chief who is not only a gambler but also a liar and tax evader. The PML-N lawmaker called it an ‘internal and external conspiracy’ against the ruling government. He passed fierce criticism claiming that Imran Khan had gambled with the Zakat money gathered from his charitable organization. “He (Imran Khan) should be ashamed of himself for basing his politics on lies,” he stated.

Responding to Ishaq Dar’s remarks, Imran Khan tweeted: “And no amount of hysterical gutter language is going to get him off the hook.”

The remarks didn’t go down well with social media users – including journalists – who reacted shockingly: