Discussion on social media on the picture of Ertugrul’s actress Isra Bilgich: ‘How can you do this to us, Halima Baji!’

Ever since the Turkish drama Ertugrul was shown in Pakistan, viewers have been showing great interest in its characters, story, and dialogues.

Whether it is Arzgharl’s expression of love for Halima in the play or the beauty of Isra Bulgich who plays the role of Halima Sultan, all of them are mentioned a lot on social media.

Due to such an interest in drama, many people have started following the actors playing these roles on social media. And when they don’t see their favorite characters in that particular color as they see them in the play, their reaction starts trending on social media.

Some fans could not digest this aspect of the life of the actress after seeing the actress Isra Bilgich in a glamorous way in her real-life apart from the role of Halima. For them, Isra is only Halima

Indian families stranded in Pakistan appeal for help.

Two families from India who were visiting Pakistan are now stranded in Pakistan due to the closure of the Attari-Wagah border amid coronavirus fears.

Mohammad Anwar, a resident of Qadian came to visit Pakistan along with his wife and daughter but got stranded in Chenab Nagar. Speaking to Punjab Gazette, he said:

“I traveled to Pakistan via Wagah border on March 12 with my wife and daughter to meet my in-laws, But we got stuck here due to the border closure”

Anwar is not alone, his cousin Rafiq Ahmed who is also a resident of Qadian has been stuck in Chenab Nagar with his Pakistani wife and daughter for the past month.

Both families have appealed to the Indian authorities for help, so they can return to their homes in India.

India-Pakistan border was closed on March 18th due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to reports, there are over 100 Indians, including Kashmiri students, currently stranded in Pakistan. On April 16th, 41 Pakistani nationals, were allowed to return to Pakistan via Wagah border. Similarly, another group of 169 Pakistanis crossed over from India into Pakistan on May 5th. Surprisingly no Indian national stranded in Pakistan has been allowed to return home so far.

Ahmadis excluded from Pakistan’s Minorities Commission.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday backtracked on his decision to include Ahmadis in the National Commission for Minorities.

During a cabinet meeting with his top minister, PM Khan approved a memo submitted by the Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony urging the cabinet to exclude Ahmadis due to the “religious and historical sensitivity of the issue.”

The same cabinet on April 29th had ordered the Ministry of Religious Affairs to include the Ahmadis, saying that:

“The Ahmadi community, being a minority in accordance with the constitution of Pakistan, should also be represented in the Commission.”

The decision to give representation to Ahmadis triggered a nationwide backlash against the government. To quell the backlash the Ministry proposed that the cabinet drop its prior decision to include Ahmadis, stating that:

“So far decision at 1(c) is concerned, Ministry proposes that representative of Ahmadi community must not be included in the NCM, given the religious and historical sensitivity of the issue”

The Ahmadis who claim to be Muslim were declared “non-Muslim” in 1974 and have since been severely persecuted for their religious beliefs.

Hamza Abbasi says he was wrong to call Ahmadis ‘non-Muslim’.

Former Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi said on Saturday that he was wrong in labeling Ahmadis as non-Muslims. He was backtracking from comments he made in 2016 declaring the minority Ahmadis a religion separate from Islam.

Abbasi said on Twitter: “I was wrong in calling them non-Muslim. I can only say that they are wrong in their belief.” The actor was responding to a barrage of abusive tweets that were part of a Pakistan wide Twitter trend against Ahmadis. ”

Abbasi added that: “If a group or person calls himself a Muslim……then no individual has the authority to declare them non-Muslim.”

The twitter trend was in reaction to the government’s decision to include the Ahmadis in the National Minority Commission, a step rejected by a majority of Pakistanis.