Pakistani actress Mahira Khan says there’s nothing uglier than the feeling of cheering for a war between India and Pakistan. The actress took to Twitter to share a tweet made by author Fatima Bhutto and condemn the angry tweets demanding for a war between the two countries.
She tweeted, “Nothing uglier. Nothing more ignorant than cheering for war. May sense prevail… Pakistan zindabad.” (sic)
The tweets were made in the light of the increased tensions between India and Pakistan after Indian Air Force did a non-military pre-emptive strike and decimated Jaish terror camps in PoK on February 26, Tuesday. Mahira’s tweet was a response to a thread on the Twitter wall of Bhutto, who’s also the grand-daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Here’s the thread:
Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck terror launch pads in Pakistan administered Kashmir on Tuesday. The IAF struck the biggest training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) at Balakot in Pakistan just days after a suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
In response to the IAF strike, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the country’s armed forces and citizens to “remain prepared for all eventualities”.
Actress Mawra Hocane, who was seen in Indian film Sanam Teri Kasam, also shared her views on the current situation and said it is time to put humanity first. She, too, took to Twitter and wrote. “It is time we understand this as humans. The media needs to take charge and stop being provocative. It’s our duty to inculcate peace and use our words for better and not worse. Praying for peace always.”
Actor Fahad Mustafa also hoped for peace and said: “War does not determine who is right …Only who is left. Say no to war.”
While many wished for peace, there were some stars who reacted strongly. Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi posted: “Balakot, well done India. Much improvement from the fake ‘Surgical Strike’ claim. This time yes IAF aircraft crossed LOC 4 to 6 miles at 2.55 a.m. and had to retreat at 2.59 a.m. due to PAF (Pakistan Air Force) scrambling, dropping the load on the way martyring our trees. But now, Pakistan must retaliate.”
Taking a dig at a famous dialogue from Karan Johar’s film My Name Is Khan, Veena Malik said: “My Name is tree…And I’m not a Terrorist.”
The actress’ claim to fame in India is her participation on controversial reality TV show Bigg Boss and dating Indian actor Ashmit Patel.