LAHORE: British-Pakistani actor Armeena Khan, who is known for being outspoken, yet again calls out ex British foreign secretary Boris Johnson upon his disparaging remarks against women who don the burqa.
Claiming that those ladies, who put on burqas, look like letterboxes, Johnson further went on to compare them with bank robbers.
Responding to his derogatory thoughts, the actress took to Twitter and wrote: “Yet another privileged middle-aged bloke telling women what they can and can’t wear. If a woman wants to wear a burqa it’s her right Mr. #BorisJohnson it is her RIGHT to choose which goes hand in hand with British values.”
“If a woman wants to wear a short dress, it is her right and freedom to do so. If a woman wants to wear a burqa it is her right to do so. I will defend the basic principle which is the right to choose,” added she.
It is pertinent to mention here that Johnson’s comments receive strong criticism, whereas, innumerable people including British Prime Minister Theresa May ask him to tender an apology over his offensive statement.
Relevent pieces published earlier:
i) Pakistani starlet Armeena Khan is known for being an outspoken lady. Lately, the actress took to Twitter to pan chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed for using inappropriate language for the people belonging to the entertainment fraternity on live television.
The actor posted, “Who is this man? Why is he using such abusive language against the film industry? Why is such obscene language allowed on mainstream television?”
Criticizing the politician, Armeena further went on to say, “I am embarrassed for this man. I mean, how do you just sit there and make such statements without realizing the wider ramifications? Is he educated? What background does he come from? In the UK, he wouldn’t be allowed anywhere near public office. “
Armeena strongly backed up and appreciated the artists, who are professional and do a lot of hardworking, “What do you call selling the soil of your motherland to corrupt politicians? In the wider world, only the BEST, the most educated, the most talented can dream of doing what WE do i.e. being artists. Real K’s can only dream of this so what do you do? Dream or sell?”
Claiming that there are innumerable concerns for politicians to talk about on TV instead of giving derogatory comments against anyone, she held, “As a creative professional, I am left wondering if the politicians historically tasked with developing and supporting our creative industries, harbored such derogatory sentiments about these very industries, then is it any wonder our nation has had to endure a cultural depression for so long. This is the very hypocrisy that destroyed our film industry. As a result, we have lost out economically and artistically. It is unforgivable.”
“If the people in charge had been sincere, where would our industry be today? What kind of employment opportunities and resources would our youth have? Would we still be reliant on foreign industries to fulfill our cultural needs?” said she.
Slamming the electronic media, which is just occupied in earning ratings, the actress maintained, “The episode shows the embarrassing direction of our news outlets and the people involved with them. Why did the host not challenge the inflammatory position by his guest? We need younger, educated faces to deliver a better and a more professional level of a product instead of chasing ratings driven by rubbish that is served every night.”
Armeena deliated by stating, “If we are fighting for a new Pakistan then these attitudes belong in the past. Otherwise, there will be no change.”
Upon her post, twitterati also went ahead to give their comments. Some agree with Armeena whereas, others support Sheikh. Responding to the Twitterati, Armeena wrote, “So do shaadis don’t have naach gaanay? Does that mean that everyone partaking in wedding songs and dances are K*****?”
The actress also went ahead for supporting and helping Syrian refugees while deliberating about the hypocrisy persists in this world. Moreover, she also raised her voice against cyberbullying and racial discrimination.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistani electronic media particularly entertainment side lacks maturity and professionalism and is running after ratings.
As a matter of fact, female anchors and hosts just endorse expensive attires and makeovers. They have nothing to do with producing fruitful content for public and hence, they are just disseminating vulgarity, which needs to be halted forthwith! (Published on 22nd June 2018).
ii) Israeli bombardment in Syria is getting out of control, resulting in the death of innumerable innocent people particularly kids on a daily basis.
In such delicate consequences, Pakistani actress Armeena Khan wants to travel to Syria, reported sources.
According to the details, the actress herself wants to give donations and Zakat to refugees and children in the war-torn area.
The Janaan actress took to social media to share a snap of a child surrendering to a camera and wrote, “This broke my heart. I have been following this conflict for years and I finally, have had enough. It is time to do something. It is time to do what is in my hands.”
“I have decided to go out there myself to hand deliver donations, Zakat to the war-torn refugees and children of Syria. This is the holy month of Ramazan so start it off with a good deed.”
While urging the people to give as much donations as they can, the Bin Roye luminary further held, “Please donate generously as everything will be hand delivered by myself and the team.
The link is in the bio. I hope that you will do your bit in giving these poor children some hope in their lives. Thank you so much, please spread this as much as possible.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the actress has always raised her voice in support of Syrian refugees and gathered donations for organizations in the past too. (Published on 18th May 2018) .
Will Meesha show up in court to submit her response this time?
LAHORE: Sources privy to NPTV have been intimated that singer Meesha Shafi has been ordered to come up with her response by 25th of September pertaining to the defamation suit filed by singer-cum-actor Ali Zafar, who was being accused of harassing her.
In the proceedings of a district and sessions court, Meesha’s legal counsel Muhammad Saqib Jilani presented his power-of-attorney to the court and pleaded the court for an extension for submitting reply.
Accepting the request, the judge adjourned the hearing till September 25. It is pertinent to mention here that the first hearing vis-á-vis Meesha/Ali high profile case was held on June 25, 2018, wherein Meesha was ordered to come up with her response pertaining the defamation allegations.
Nevertheless, she did not show up in court nor did she present her reply on August 13. Readers may recall how Shafi accused Ali of abusing her on multiple occasions some months back. Whereas, on the other hand, Ali, while categorically denying the claims, lodged a defamation suit asking for Rs1 billion and apology for marring his reputation in a district court against Shafi on June 23.
The official statement reads, “That the tweet dated 19.04.2018 and the Instep Article dated 21.04.2018 are false, slanderous, and defamatory statements, stand published and originate from the defendant, therefore, have caused tremendous injury to the Plaintiff’s reputation, goodwill, livelihood; being attempts to tarnish the good image of the plaintiff.”
“As the defamatory statements are patently false, it can only be concluded that this malicious campaign has been launched against the plaintiff as part of a motivated conspiracy to tarnish the plaintiff’s good image through making false accusations.”
“The defendant has associated herself with the global #MeToo movement, with one of the launchers of the #MeToo movement ‘Rose McGowan’ labeling the defendant as ‘a heroine for our times’.”
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What B-town Kangana has to say to PM Imran Khan?
MUMBAI: Ever since PM Imran Khan came into power, a number of influential persons including common people reckon him a ray of hope, be it bringing about change or boosting relationships amid countries.
In such, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut also went ahead and opened up about her desires to see both the states in good terms.
Deliberating about her positive thoughts, Kangana is optimistic that PM Imran Khan would make sure that the two countries have a beautiful relationship.
She went on to say, “Hopefully, we can only hope that we shed no more blood. It’s unfortunate that our soldiers are dying. But, the kind of speech Mr. Imran Khan has given is very nice and I wish him all the best and with folded hands, I appeal, that we have a beautiful relationship.”
It is pertinent to mention here that Imran is all set to take his oath as prime minister on August 18.
Considering this, pundits at the helm of affairs are of the view that the event is going to be a big hit, which would also be covered by international media giants.
NPTV had earlier reported that Indian cricketer Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjot Singh Sidhu have already been invited to his oath-taking ceremony.
Moreover, it has also been speculated that some B-town actors and other high-ups will be conspicuous among others.
Relevant pieces published earlier:
Sources privy to NPTV have been intimated that B-town Aamir Khan is not going to visit Pakistan for PM Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony. According to the details, provided by the sources, Amir did not receive any invitation from Khan. In this context, a source quoted Aamir as saying: “No, I am not going to Pakistan and I haven’t got an invitation for Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony.” At the moment, the 53-year-old actor is booked up with various professional commitments in India. Deliberating about his engagements, he further went on to say: “I am busy as I have a very big event for Paani Foundation, which I am preparing for. It’s a massive event with 10,000 villagers and is taking place on August 12.” Previously, it was reported that Aamir had promised Imran Khan that if he came into power, he would visit Pakistan to rejoice his triumph during a media event in 2012. He had mused: “When you win the election, I will definitely come [to Pakistan] to celebrate your victory. And I will bring lots of Indians with me.” It is pertinent to mention here that PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry had claimed earlier that invites had been dispatched to former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Indian actors (particularly Aamir) to the much-anticipated ceremony, which is reportedly scheduled to be held on 13 August. (Published on 3rd August 2018)
The popularity of Bollywood Khans i.e. Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan is quite common among their Pakistani fans as well. As a matter of fact, they cannot get enough of those superstars. In such, singer-cum-actor Ali Zafar has jogged Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s memory apropos his past vow to visit Pakistan if cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan became the Prime Minister. The Teefa in Trouble actor took to Twitter and posted, “Aamir Khan, I think it’s time :).” Ali requested Khan to come to Pakistan due to a fan’s namely Syed Saif Mansoor request, who tweets, “Sir, you have contacts with all Bollywood stars. Please give this message to Aamir Khan that Imran Khan has won the elections and now he should fulfill his promise and come and celebrate with us. Pakistanis are eagerly waiting to welcome him, a fan tweeted to Zafar.” Readers may recall that back in 2012, Aamir had promised Imran Khan that if he came into power, he would visit Pakistan to rejoice his triumph during a media event. “When you win the election, I will definitely come [to Pakistan] to celebrate your victory. And I will bring lots of Indians with me,” said Aamir… While eulogizing Imran’s vision pertaining to New Pakistan, Aamir had said, “I really like the idealism and the dream in you. I wish you to succeed in fulfilling your dream.” “I wish Pakistan gets a government that can really solve its problems, a party that is determined to bring prosperity to Pakistan. It will be good not just for Pakistan but for everyone else. My heart tells me that you will succeed because you have been doing this for years. When you started out, you faced numerous challenges. Yet, you are still firm in your convictions and you are still at it.” It is pertinent to mention here that PM Imran Khan, who successfully managed to clean sweep major political parties in General Elections 2018, wants to take oath in front of the nation at D-chowk on August 11. (Published on 30th July 2018)
Atif rubbishes rumors of singing Indian song at NY Parade!
KARACHI: The news claiming that Pakistani singing sensation Atif Aslam sang a Bollywood song at the Pakistan Independence Day Parade in New York takes social media by storm.
Due to which, numerous users started panning Atif for doing so. Terming those as bogus rumors, Aslam stressed that was fake propaganda against him.
While rubbishing the speculations, the singer took to social media and wrote, “Simply love my haters. The green flag is my identity.”
Appreciating his fans for their love and support, the singer further went on to say, “I am happy and proud that my fans know how to respond to fake propaganda.”
Talking about the people of Naya Pakistan, Aslam muses, “In Naya Pakistan, people learn to respect those who have made the country proud world over”.
On the other hand, his fellow singer Shafqat Amanat Ali also went ahead for defending Aslam and took to Twitter, “I stand in support with Atif Aslam for singing his songs at the parade.”
“Music is not Indian or Pakistani. It is just music! Singers are synonymous with their songs which are loved equally by fans from every country. Should have briefed him if they wanted national songs.”
It is pertinent to mention here that Atif rules millions heart not only in his country but all around the world because of his magical voice. He sings a number of Bollywood songs such as Pehli Nazar Mai, Dil Dia Gallan, Selfish and Pehli Dafa to name the few, which went to the top of the chart. As a matter of fact, it is not wrong to say that the romance is incomplete sans his ecstatic voice!
A piece published earlier: Pakistani singer Atif Aslam’s management team has said that the singer’s new music video will be released all over the world, including India. “The video is releasing all over the world, including India, as far as we know,” Aslam’s assistant Usman said, denying Indian media reports which claimed that Pakistani singer’s latest music video will not be released in India following escalating tensions between the two countries. The 33-year-old shot a single with Bollywood and Tamil actress Ileana D’Cruz in Turkey which was set to be produced by T-Series. However, the producers are not sure whether to release the single or not. (Published on 8th November 2016).