Mehwish Hayat remembers Pakistanis who lost lives in US' War on Terror

The award-winning actor shared how Pakistan had paid for a war it never started


Entertainment Desk September 13, 2021

It has been over 20 years since the events of 9/11 changed the world. Last week, at New York's Ground Zero, where two pools of water now stand where the Twin Towers used to, relatives read out the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed, in a four-hour-long service.

The US War on Terror has been a topic of discussion several times. However, 20 years on, many have termed it to be a 'total failure.' While the US invaded Afghanistan with full force after the fateful day, Pakistan had then become collateral damage with more than 18000 civilians losing their lives in unprovoked drone strikes in the country, reported Arab News

The bill would allow 9/11 families to pursue cases in federal court against foreign governments, notably Saudi Arabia, and demand compensation if such governments are proven to bear some responsibility for the terrorist attacks. PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

While the situation is relatively far better than some 10 years ago, Pakistan still reels from the loss of lives. Taking a similar stance, actor Mehwish Hayat shared how Pakistan had paid for a war it never started. 

Taking to Twitter, the award-winning star penned, "20 years ago, as a schoolgirl, I watched the events [of 9/11] unfold on TV. I was too young to understand the ramifications they would have on my own life." Speaking about the unfortunate events that took place two decades ago, Hayat added, "As the world remembers 9/11, let’s also give thought to the heavy price Pakistan has paid in the War on Terror. A war which was not of our making."

On September 11, 2001, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center fell victim to a terrorist attack. Hijackers took control of four passenger planes, flying two of them into the iconic skyscrapers. Two other hijacked planes crashed into the Pentagon and into a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people died, including many first responders who had rushed to the scene in downtown Manhattan to help.

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