Joy and sorrow: Celebrities ring in 2024 with increased gratitude and hopes for peace in Gaza

For Pakistanis, new year wishes ranged from expressing love to acknowledging global challenges

Entertainment Desk January 01, 2024

As the clock struck midnight and fireworks lit up the sky, celebrities around the globe took to their social media platforms to reflect on the past year and express their hopes and wishes for the year ahead. For Pakistani celebrities, these reflections ranged from gratitude and love to acknowledging global challenges and advocating for peace, especially in Palestinian.

Osman Khalid Butt: Fighting fearlessly

Actor Osman Khalid Butt shared a glimpse of his New Year's Eve celebration with loved ones, accompanied by a powerful message. He toasted to silencing the inner doubts, fighting for what is right, and living and loving fearlessly. The post resonated with a sense of determination and resilience, encouraging followers to face challenges head-on.

Naimal Khawar: Sending hope

Actor Naimal Khawar opted for a reflective approach, sharing a carousel of photos summarizing her experiences in 2023. Her caption expressed gratitude for the year gone by and extended hope, love, and peace to the world. The use of emojis added a touch of whimsy, conveying a positive and uplifting message.

Anoushey Ashraf: Appreciating small joys

Host Anoushey Ashraf shared a video encapsulating her adventures throughout the year. In a detailed note, she acknowledged the challenges of the past year, including economic struggles and political instability. However, she expressed gratitude for emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, emphasizing the importance of appreciating small joys in the midst of adversity.

Fatima Bhutto: Gratitude and sorrow


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Writer Fatima Bhutto, known for her advocacy for the Palestinian cause, bid farewell to a year of personal growth and global sorrow. She reflected on the gratitude she felt personally while acknowledging the heartbreaking global events, particularly in Palestine. Her message called for collective action, stating, "We must be hammers now," underscoring the need for change and activism.

Sajal Aly and Armeena Khan: Remembering those who did not live

Actors Sajal Aly and Armeena Khan used their platforms to extend wishes for a peaceful and prosperous year ahead. Sajal Aly specifically expressed her hopes for Gaza and everyone affected by the Israeli aggression. 

Armeena Khan, on the other hand, shared a bittersweet message, remembering those who did not live to see the new year, including her father, and urging followers to say a prayer for the departed souls.

Adeel Hussain: Navigating bumpy roads 

Actor Adeel Hussain shared a thoughtful reflection on Instagram, expressing gratitude for the support of family, friends, and even strangers during challenging times. He emphasized the importance of choosing happiness amidst adversity, promising to navigate through 2024 wearing the best of human qualities on his sleeve.

Junaid Khan: Celebrating with special people

Renowned singer and actor Junaid Khan shared a joyous moment from his New Year's Eve celebration, expressing gratitude for the presence of special people in his life. He thanked those who made the celebration memorable, concluding with prayers for love and peace globally.

Humaima Malick: A prayer for peace

Actor Humaima Malick shared a heartfelt moment on Instagram, posting a photo with her brother, actor Feroze Khan. She expressed her wishes for happiness and peace in the coming year, urging everyone to become better humans. The post was accompanied by a series of prayers, emphasizing the importance of positivity and gratitude in the face of the unknown.

Saba Qamar: Wishes for joy

In a concise tweet, actor Saba Qamar wished her followers a year ahead filled with joy, success, and unforgettable moments. Her simple message resonates with universal hopes for happiness and peace in the coming year. 

As celebrities ushered in the new year, their reflections and wishes served as a reminder of the shared human experience, the importance of gratitude, and the collective hope for positive change in the days to come.

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