Artistes across the border made their views known about current Indo-Pak relations.
Balakot surgical strike: Pakistani actors Mahira Khan, Mawra Hocane, Fahad Mustafa react sharply
Karachi - 27 Feb 2019 13:00 IST
In the wake of escalating tension between India and Pakistan, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan says there is nothing uglier than a war, and hopes better sense will prevail.
"Nothing uglier. Nothing more ignorant than cheering for war. May sense prevail... Pakistan zindabad," Mahira, who starred in the Hindi film Raees (2017), tweeted.
Nothing uglier. Nothing more ignorant than cheering for war. May sense prevail.. Pakistan zindabad. https://t.co/sH0VGGAERC— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 26, 2019
Her tweet was a response to a thread on the Twitter wall of Fatima Bhutto, author and grand-daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck terror launch pads in Pakistan administered Kashmir on Tuesday, 26 February. 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".
Mawra Hocane, who was seen in Indian film Sanam Teri Kasam (2016), feels it is time to put humanity first.
"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," she posted.
“There can be NO winners in war if we value Human Life at all.“— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) February 26, 2019
It’s time we understand this as humans.The media needs to take charge & stop being provocative. It’s our duty to inculcate peace & use our words for better & 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."
War Does Not DEtermine who is right ..Only who is left— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) February 26, 2019
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."
#Balakot WELL DONE INDIA! Much improvement from the fake "Surgical Strike" claim. This time yes IAF aircraft crossed LOC 4 to 6 miles at 2.55am & had to retreat at 2.59am due to PAF scrambling dropping the load on the way martyring our trees. But now, Pakistan MUST retaliate. pic.twitter.com/bSD8ryIOk0— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) February 26, 2019
Taking a dig at a famous dialogue from Karan Johar's film My Name Is Khan (2010), Veena Malik said: "My Name is tree...And I'm not a Terrorist."