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Asif slams Javed Akhtar, Azmi for cancelling Karachi trip

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif on Saturday called out Bollywood veterans Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi on cancelling their Karachi visit in the aftermath of the attack in Indian-occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama district, terming it a move to protect their status.

Responding to Javed Akhtar’s tweet announcing the cancellation of his and Shabana’s trip, Asif wrote, “The most privileged of Indian Muslims protecting status and being apologetic about their identities, their conscience unmoved by atrocities endured daily by Kashmiris. Thousands blinded, martyred and orphaned… to them, this is not grim or outrageous.”

The Bollywood couple was scheduled to attend a conference in Karachi in honour of Shabana’s father, Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi.

The conference is scheduled from February 23 to 24 at the Arts Council of Karachi.



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