A police complaint was filed against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday by an overseas Pakistani seeking the imposition of a ban on her entering the UK for delivering an "anti-Semitic" statement against the children of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
As per ARY News, the controversy started when Prime Minister Khan, addressing a public rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), took a shot at former premier Nawaz Sharif, who went to the UK in 2019 for treatment, for attending his grandson Junaid Safdar's polo match.
In response, Maryam Nawaz, who has been in PoK for the past few days running her party's campaign to woo voters ahead of the July 25 election in the region, blasted him, "He [Junaid] is Nawaz Sharif's grandson, not Goldsmith's. He is not being raised in the laps of Jews."
Earlier, Maryam and PM Khan's former wife Jemima Goldsmith engaged in a spat on Twitter over the former's "anti-Semitic" statement during a rally in PoK, reported ARY News.
Responding to Maryam's remarks, Goldsmith said she left Pakistan after "antisemitic attacks" by the media and local politicians.
"I left Pakistan in 2004 after a decade of antisemitic attacks by the media & politicians (& weekly death threats & protests outside my house). But still it continues."
"My kids are "being raised in the lap of the Jews," announced @MaryamNSharif today," she tweeted.
Hitting back at Jemima Goldsmith, the PML-N leader tweeted: "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."