ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Monday thanked his his former wife Jemima Goldsmith for keeping all the financial documents which helped him get a favourable verdict from the court in the disqualification case.
Speaking exclusively to ARY News, Imran Khan said that Jemima contributed a lot to save him during the trial and he is thankful to her but replied in negative when asked about prospects of remarrying Jemima Goldsmith.
“You only cross the river once,” Imran said while replying to the question, adding that Jemima faced a lot of hardships at the hand of his political opponents.
“I saw her pain, they moved court against Jemima accusing her of smuggling antiques when she was sending tiles to her mother, we here are used to this sort of injustice but she was from a society where none can sue you for something you haven’t done,” added Imran Khan.
Imran Khan’s political ally and close friend Sheikh Rasheed recently advised him to remarry his former wife and bring her into politics.
The Supreme Court, in its judgement in the disqualification case against Imran Khan, had said that that the money trail provided by Imran Khan sufficiently covered the Bani Gala property’s purchase price, the funds provided by Jemima Goldsmith, Khan’s ex-wife, and the proceeds from the sale of Khan’s apartment in London.
Back in June, Jemima had announced that she had “finally tracked down 15 year old bank statements” to substantiate Imran Khan’s claims about his financial transactions at a time when court was hearing the case.
“Finally tracked down 15 year old bank statements to prove Imran Khan’s money trail/innocence in court. Now please go after the real crooks,” the tweet read.
Imran Khan married British journalist and campaigner Jemima Goldsmith in 1995, and had two sons. The couple divorced in 2004.