New Delhi, Feb 2 – The Pakistani foreign ministry has denied the visa to actor Anupam Kher on Tuesday. Due to the denial, he will not be able to participate in the Karachi literary festival starting February 5.
Confirming the development Anupan Kher in his reaction on twitter, said that, “I Have been informed that Pakistan MoFA has denied permission for my visa to participate in the Karachi Literature festival. It is sad to have been denied visa on second time in a year. While around 17 people will participate in the Karachi literature festival as guests.
Has my visa been denied because I speak about India’s rich tradition of tolerance or I am a Kashmiri Pandit, who may expose Pak terror nexus ?, Kher questioned the neighbor.
Kher further said, Indian government has welcomed the Pakistani writers, artists, actors, etc. Pakistan bans entry of Indian actors. Why fear a free dialogue ?
Didn’t Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs red flag my name to Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi? Why hide facts deliberately?
Pak high commission should know their rules. Karachi literature festival had given my name to authorities 1 month back and have my name in every poster, Kher posted.