Pakistan General Elections 2018: Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith tweets about his first election in 1997

Pakistani elections results are coming out and by the end of the day it will be clear who is going to be next Prime Minster. But in current scenario chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan is leading, and it is said that cricketer turned politician will be next Prime Minister of the country.

Although, entire results are not out , but congratulation messages have started pouring from across the world over. Imran’s ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith also took to her Twitter account and remembered her first election in Pakistan when Imran contested , “I remember IK’s 1st election in 1997- untested, idealistic & politically naive. I waited up for the call in LHR with 3 mo old Sulaiman, who I had lugged around the country. Eventually he called. “It’s a clean sweep” & after my gasp, “… the other way.” He  roared with laughter”, she wrote.

In another tweet, she recalled how Khan, who had retired from cricket after winning the 1992 world cup, took a plunge into politics in 1996 and launched the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief.

“(Twenty-two) years later, after humiliations, hurdles and sacrifices, my sons’ father is Pakistan’s next PM. It’s an incredible lesson in tenacity, belief and refusal to accept defeat. The challenge now is to remember why he entered politics in the 1st place. Congratulations,” Goldsmith tweeted.

Khan and Jemima, a British TV, film and documentary producer, journalist and campaigner, married in 1995 in Paris. In 2004, the couple announced they had divorced amicably, ending the nine-year marriage because it was “difficult for Jemima to adapt to the political life of Imran Khan in Pakistan”. She returned to Britain with their two sons — Sulaiman Isa Khan and Qasim Khan.

Goldsmith had recently spoken out in support of Khan, when revelations in a book by his second wife, Reham Khan, threatened to derail his political campaign.

“I will be suing for defamation and breach of privacy on behalf of my (then) 16-year-old son and in relation to the moronic, re-hashed Zionist conspiracy theories,” she was quoted as saying by PTI.

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