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Singer- Actor Ali Zafar Applauds Pak PM Imran Khan's Speech, Says ‘What A Speech!’

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| February 20 , 2019 , 17:55 IST

Soon after Pakistan PM Imran Khan in a video message to the nation on Tuesday, defended his country and claimed that India was levelling allegations without any proof or proper investigation.To this Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar, who has also worked in Bollywood, showed his support and tweeted, "What a speech! @ImranKhanPTI."

He wrote another message on Twitter, "Listen with an open heart and mind devoid of ego, bias or hatred. If can’t, listen again after a few days in a moment of peace.#love #peace # #humanity #togetherness above all. PM Imran Khan Address To The Nation."

Ali Zafar has been a part of several Bollywood films like 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan', 'Dear Zindagi', 'Chashme Baddoor', 'Tere Bin Laden', 'Total Siyapaa', and 'Kill Dil'.

He last appeared in Gauri Shinde's 2016 film 'Dear Zindagi.' In the six-minute long speech addressed by Pakistan PM Imran Khan, he said, "You (India) have blamed the Pakistan government without any evidence...If you have any evidence, we will act. We have fought a war against terrorism for 15 years, 70,000 Pakistanis have lost their lives, terrorism is receding, peace and stability are returning. What benefit would we get from it? If you think you will attack us and we will not think of retaliating…we will retaliate. We all know starting a war is in the hands of humans, where it will lead us only God knows. This issue should be solved through dialogue."

Replying to insinuations by the Pakistan government that India's response to the terrorist attack is determined by the forthcoming General Election, the MEA spokesperson said, "India rejects this false allegation. India's democracy is a model for the world which Pakistan would never understand."

MEA further said, "We are not surprised that the Prime Minister of Pakistan refuses to acknowledge the attack on our security forces in Pulwama as an act of terrorism. Prime Minister of Pakistan has neither chosen to condemn this heinous act nor condoled with the bereaved families."