The Pulwama terror attack has shaken the entire country as 44 Indian soldiers were martyred by Pakistani terrorists and relations between the two nations are now severely strained. Even Bollywood banned Pakistani artistes from the industry and the Indian government has slapped a 200% tax on their import goods. In the wake of all this, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan delivered a speech and blamed India for an ill-timed criticism. This has not gone down well with lyricist Javed Akhtar and he took to Twitter to take a jibe at the leader.
Here is what Jawed Had to say
Imran has thrown a no ball .Every time they ask what makes you think its our doing . After the mumbai terrorist attack a pak TV anchor asked me why you are so sure it is Pakistan it can be any country I said fine I will give you 3 you choose one .Brazil , Sweden and Pakistan .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 19, 2019
Kranchi art council had invited. Shabana and me for a two day lit conference about Kaifi Azmi and his poetry . We have cancelled that . In 1965 during the indo Pak war Kaifi saheb had written a poem . “ AUR PHIR KRISHAN NE ARJUN SE KAHA “
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 15, 2019
His response comes after Imran denied his country’s involvement in Thursday’s terror attack and demanded evidence from India in the aftermath. Imran also blamed India for an ill-timed criticism. India has strongly condemned Khan’s speech. In the wake of the attack, all artists from Pakistan stand boycotted from the entertainment industry in India, films stay withdrawn from theatrical release in Pakistan and cross-border events, too, have been canceled by various cultural luminaries. Akhtar had earlier expressed grave concern in the matter and canceled his visit to a cultural event organized by Karachi art council.