"Nothing uglier. Nothing more ignorant than cheering for war", says Pakistani actress Mahira Khan

Mina Muzumdar |Feb 28, 2019

Mahira Khan speaks against India’s air strikes across the Line of Control last Tuesday.

After India announced to retaliate the Pulwama terror attack with violence by striking across Line of Control, many Pakistani actors have reacted to the news. Actress Mahira Khan is one of the first Pakistani artists who raise her voice to the retaliatory action.

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“Nothing uglier. Nothing more ignorant than cheering for war. May sense prevail... Pakistan zindabad,” Mahira Khan spoke eloquently in her statement.

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Her post responded to Fatima Bhutto’s earlier Twitter post, she is known as an author and granddaughter of former Pakistan PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

The strikes are the first attack beyond the line of control - the de facto border that divides India-administered Kashmir and Pakistan -administered Kashmir since the Pakistan - India war in 1971.

India government then claimed they destroyed biggest Jaish-e-Mohammed’s training camp in Balakot, killed 325 militants and terror recruits. Indian had vowed to respond Pakistan after Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in India territory on 14 February.

While many Bollywood celebrities showed their support for India revenge campaign, many others have reacted strongly against the conflict which can lead to an unexpected war.

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Amid fears of escalation, the European Union urged “maximum restraint” from two countries.

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