Second Pakistani artiste after Raees star Mawra Hocane to condemn Uri terror attack is Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali.
Shafqat, whose concert in Benguluru was cancelled last month after the terror strike, told a news channel, “It is a terror attack and I condemn it, I strongly condemn it.”
When asked why other Pakistani artistes haven’t condemned the attack, the singer said, “As far as I know, Pakistani actors condemn any kind of attack which happens in any part of the world which is against any country because we have been suffering for so many years”.
In his reaction to the cross bordering shootings at the LoC, Ali said, “I stay in Pakistan and you stay in India, so you have to support your Army and I will have to support mine. We are hearing from all sides about the surgical strikes, but we know that it was just cross-border firing which keeps happening at the LoC. Right now, it isn’t the time to debate whether it was a surgical strike or cross-border firing, but time for powers that be from both countries to sit down for a discussion and find out a solution to bring peace.”
Shafqat who has sung numerous Bollywood songs, was scheduled to perform in Bengaluru on September 30 which got cancelled in the midst of Indo-Pak tension following the Uri attacks in which 18 Indian soldiers lost their lives.
“It’s really sad because the artiste fraternity allows an opportunity of dialogue between two countries,” he added. – CINEWS