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CM Balochistan apologises to Mahira Khan for incident at Literature Festival

Mahira Khan spoke out against the throwing of an object at her on stage

CM Balochistan apologised to Mahira Khan for the incident at the Literature Festival.

A day earlier, when the actress was on stage at the event, someone from the audience threw an object at her. Luckily, the object reportedly a water bottler, only grazed her side.

Chief Minister of Balochistan Sarfraz Bugti apologised for the incident. 

During his speech at the festival, CM Bugti called the incident shameful and emphasised the importance of respecting the country’s celebrities.

Chief Minister Balochistan stated, “What happened with Mahira Khan, one individual was responsible for that. As a Balochistani, I condemn that individual, I am also ashamed and as a Balochistani, Mahira Khan, I apologise to you. That one individual does not represent the rest of Balochistan.”


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The incident occurred when Mahira Khan was addressing the Pakistan Literature Festival (PLF) organized by the Karachi Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP) in Quetta.

Taking to social media, the Humsafar star objecting to the incident said that it was unacceptable. 

Sharing a video clip in her Instagram, Mahira said, “What happened at the event was uncalled for. No one should think it’s ok to throw something on stage, even if it’s a flower wrapped up in a paper plane ( it’s a figure of speech, for those taking it literally).” 

“It sets the wrong precedent. It is unacceptable. There are times I get scared, not just for myself, but for others who may be trapped in a mob-like situation,” she added. 

She went on to add, ” While we were on our way back someone said ‘ after this we won’t have an event here’. I disagreed completely. That is not the solution.”

“Here was a crowd of 10,000 or more… who were showing their love and excitement – the way They know best. Because I could see them I could see they didn’t know how to contain/express their excitement. Whoever the miscreant was, was 1 out of 10,000.

“Maybe I should have gotten up and left, maybe the crowd could have been screened, maybe I should not have been put on the spot.. lots of could haves and should haves,” she said. 

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Mahira Khan concluded her note by saying, “What I do feel strongly about is this – we NEED more events such as these in More cities of Pakistan. The more you are exposed the more you are aware and educated. Normalize it. And see what happens.

“People, cities, our culture, our understanding of each other ( which lacks), unity ( which lacks even more).. it will all flourish!

“I met the most amazing people. We sat together under the beautiful Quetta sky, and ate delicious food.. while we shared stories, laughed and made plans for my next visit. I come back enriched.

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