Anoushey Ashraf talks about the dreams of Afghan people

By: News Desk      Published: 04:10 PM, 17 Aug, 2021
Anoushey Ashraf talks about the dreams of Afghan people

Renowned Pakistani actress, RJ and VJ Anoushey Ashraf, raising high concerns over people of Afghanistan, shared a post on her Instagram handle about her visit to Afghanistan back in 2016.   

According to the details, penning down a heartfelt note dedicated to pay homage to the love Afghanis rendered in her service, she spoke up about the rights of people living in the country. 

She stated, “Like many of us, people in Afghanistan also do have dreams”.

Recalling her trip in an Instagram post, “On this trip I met girls who wanted to cycle for the Olympics, boys who only wanted to be the next Messi. I met Imams at Masjids who greeted me with love, respect and dua’s. I met fantastic tv hosts who were living under tense conditions but were also excited about the new game shows they were launching. I met writers, poets and restauranteurs. I met children of the Hazara, beautiful even with their Traumas”.

Anoushey maintained, "They were exactly like you and me. And today, they’re helpless, homeless and abandoned."

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While addressing the chaos amongst Afghanis who wished to leave the country she stated," No one wants to leave their homes and live as a refugee."

She wrote, "Look at the second last picture in this series," Ashraf asked, referring to a collage of portraits. "I photographed each of them. They’re humans with dreams. Please ask yourself why you grew up to be so bitter, that instead of giving people the room to breathe, you abuse them, give them titles like ‘yeh liberals’. Please be kinder. Be a true Muslim on the inside and you’ll never harbour hate for anyone in this world”.

"Sure, the people in power say they want peace, but to many peace only comes on their terms," the actor gave detail. 

"Peace means girls not working and men not playing sports. Surrender means peace. Not a single life and their true dreams come into consideration. If you think this is ‘good’ let me remind you it’s the innocent losing their right to be free for these leaders (Taliban or not) to feed their agenda, politics, power and greed. NOTHING ELSE," she added.

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She went on to say, "The Taliban says they’re ready to evolve and give women and children their rights. Let’s not hail them heroes yet. They’ve said they have learned from the past. Only time will tell. Reaching out to all my Afghan friends tonight, you are in my prayers. Humanity first.”