Pakistani actors advocated peace and slammed Indian celebrities as they cheered for war and lauded the Indian forces for violating the Line of Control (LoC).
Mahira Khan, Mawra Hocane, Hareem Farooq, Hadiqa Kiani and Armeena Khan were among others who spoke up against the war.
Mahira Khan praised Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech inviting India for talks and said, “Proud of the words spoken by my PM @imrankhan.pti Thank you for countering war hysteria with sensibility. We stand united behind you! Let us not lose more children from our countries, on either side. Hoping and praying for peace. Pakistan Zindabad.”
Earlier, Mahira tweeted, “Nothing uglier. Nothing more ignorant than cheering for war. May sense prevail… Pakistan Zindabad.”
Nothing uglier. Nothing more ignorant than cheering for war. May sense prevail.. Pakistan zindabad. https://t.co/sH0VGGAERC
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 26, 2019
Sanam Saeed also tweeted,
"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."
— Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) February 27, 2019
Mawra Hocane quoted Christopher Holliday and said, “There can be NO winners in war if we value human life at all.“ Her tweet says:
“There can be NO winners in war if we value Human Life at all.“
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!
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) February 26, 2019
Armeena Rana quoted Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra’s tweet and slammed her for lauding Indian forces. “WHAT?!!! But aren’t you supposed to be a Good Will ambassador for @UNICEF? Screenshot this everyone and next time she speaks up for peace and goodwill. Let’s remind her of this hypocrisy,” she tweeted.
WHAT?!!! But aren’t you supposed to be a Good Will ambassador for @UNICEF? Screen shot this everyone and next time she speaks up for peace and goodwill. Let’s remind her of this hypocrisy. https://t.co/Jew88bMtYv
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) February 26, 2019
Hareem Farooq also tweeted saying,
War is no victory for anyone – end of the day only human lives are lost no matter which side you belong to ‼️
— Hareem Farooq (@FarooqHareem) February 26, 2019
Singer Hadiqa Kiani also called for peace. She also tweeted on the situation:
We need peace! We need words! We need to grow and not regress! There is nothing exciting or spectacular about war, we are talking about REAL HUMAN lives 😔🙏🏼
— Hadiqa Kiani (@Hadiqa_Kiani) February 26, 2019
Actor Fahad Mustafa and sajal Ali also jumped into the trolling session and tweeted:
War Does Not DEtermine who is right ..Only who is left
Say no to war🙏🇵🇰
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) February 26, 2019
Quoting Margaret Atwood, Osman Khalid Butt tweeted,
War is what happens when language fails.
– Margaret Atwood
Let the language of desiring peace, of reaching solutions through dialogue, not fail us now.
Looking at you, India.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) February 27, 2019
Comedian Zaid Ali tweeted, “Anyone who is encouraging war between Pakistan and India should be taken out of their house and be forced to fight the war themselves. Tweet karna bohat asaan hai, but for once think of the all the soldiers that die unnecessarily because of this. #PakistanZindabad.”
Anyone who is encouraging war between Pakistan and India should be taken out of their house and be forced to fight the war themselves. Tweet karna bohat asaan hai, but for once think of the all the soldiers that die unnecessarily because of this. #PakistanZindabad 🇵🇰
— Zaid Ali (@Za1d) February 26, 2019
The NSC had rejected Indian claims of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot and said that Pakistan will decide the time and place of a response to the aggression.
Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Tuesday also warned India that it was time to “wait for our surprise”.