By Iram Salim
(Pak Destiny) PTI chairman Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima expressed her happiness on disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister for his attempt to send her behind the bars on a fake case.
“Good riddance to the man who tried to get me jailed when I was pregnant with my second child on trumped-up (non-bailable) charges of smuggling,” Jemima tweeted.
Nawaz government in 1999 had he was charged her with illegally exporting 397 antique tiles out of Pakistan, laying a foundation of her husband’s permanent acrimony with Nawaz. January 1999.
The tiles, which were being sent to Goldsmith’s mother in London were intercepted by customs officials in Lahore, which she and Imran maintained had been purchased at a shop in Islamabad for about $570. The tiles were ascertained to be about 300-400 year old antiques by archaeologists, but Jemima and Imran said they had been assured by the shopkeeper that they had no historical value.
Goldsmith, in a Sunday Telegraph article, claimed she was falsely accused by the Nawaz Sharif government of smuggling antiques, which is a non-bailable offence.
“I’m afraid I scarpered before I could be arrested and only returned to Pakistan six months later, once there had been a military coup and the charges against me had been dropped,” Jemima said.
Maryam Nawaz may not have answer in defence of her father. Nawaz also has a history of teasing Benazir Bhutto for years implicating in wrong cases.
Will Imran’s acrimony with Nawaz ends today with his disqualification. — Pak Destiny