Faysal Quraishi recently took to social media to share his two cents on famous Indian writer, Javed Akhtar’s comment on the 7th Faiz Festival. In the said event, which was held in Lahore, Akhtar revealed how the terrorists from the 2008 Mumbai attacks are moving freely in Pakistan.
Taking to Instagram, Quraishi shared a four-minute clip aimed at Akhtar. “I have a message for Javed Akhtar,” he began. “First, you were invited to the Faiz Mela and you mentioned how India invited Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Well, many artists from Pakistan have performed in India in the past few years like Mehndi Hassan, Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. But, how they did it there is clear to us. Similarly, many Indian artists have also visited Pakistan, including Sonu Nigham, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Vinod Khanna,” said the Fitoor actor.
He further elaborated, “This is a perfect example of the strong bond between the fans of India and Pakistan. I hope our relationship continues, but sometimes we have disagreements. ., ask him how his team in Pakistan was treated with love and respect by everyone. Not only us but also the former military leader Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf who and praise him.”
Moving forward, the Dil‑e‑Momin star pointed out how the media stories have affected the relations between the two countries. “When you mentioned Ajmal Kasab, it shocked all of us. Although he does not have the same name or face as us, it is a baseless allegation made against us. It is unfortunate yes, this often happens in India; a pigeon is seen as a spy or even. if a bottle explodes, Pakistan is blamed for it,” he said.
Quraishi also believed that the rapid spread of misinformation exists on both sides. “You can go to visit any Indian website and see a lot of media stories that are spread around Pakistan, but if you look at our newspapers there is not much difference because we have our own problems.”
Going back to the original story, Quraishi recalled the time he met the Pakistani Wing Commander who the Indians said had shot him down. “You don’t have proper proof to connect Ajmal with us, but you did. I am telling you with full proof that Pakistan’s intelligence agency is very good and does not give false information. Maybe Kulbhushan remembers Abhinandan, they are not from Pakistan, Sweden, or London, but from India. I also met Shahbaz Ali, a Pakistani pilot, after India declared him dead. The pictures are on my Twitter.”
Before concluding his recorded message, Quraishi challenged Akhtar to a small task. “I have a small request for you: when you return home, show us your courage by talking about what is happening in Kashmir. Please confirm what happened in Gujarat and violence faced by Muslims in India. do it for people. I am waiting to see when you will tweet about Kashmir and Gujarat,” he said.
He also emphasized how Akhtar used the “freedom of speech” in Pakistan and how his country does not deny people from expressing their truth. “If there is a problem in any community here, we are allowed to express our opinion and that’s the opportunity you used here.”
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