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Screenwriter and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and his wife and actress Shabana Azmi declined the invitation to participate in a program about the poet Kaifi Azmi in Pakistan. The invitation was extended by the Karachi Art Council.

On Friday, Akhtar wrote on Twitter: “Kranchi’s art council had invited. Shabana and I at a two-day conference on Kaifi Azmi and her poetry. We have canceled that.
A ‘fidayeen’ of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) attacked a CRPF bus on Thursday in which at least 40 soldiers were killed. The attacker rammed a car loaded with explosives into the bus carrying soldiers.

Akhtar also condemned the attack and wrote: “I have a special relationship with CRPF, I wrote his anthem before putting the pen on paper, I met several CRPF officers, and in everything I learned, my admiration of respect and love for these brave increased by many, a fold Today I share the pain of the loved ones of the martyrs. “