Pakistan wants to throw mud on Priyanka Chopra, got humiliated on the International stage
Actor Priyanka Chopra was under immense criticism from Pakistan for speaking in support of the Indian armed forces in a tweet made in February this year. After Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari wrote to the UNICEF demanding the removal of PC as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Amid Pakistan's criticism against UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra, UN chief António Guterres's spokesperson said, "When...ambassadors speak in their personal capacity, they retain the right to speak about issues that interest or concern them." Pakistan had urged the UN to remove Priyanka as the ambassador over her tweet cheering Indian military and alleged that she supports nuclear war.
UNICEF has made its stand clear by saying that a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador has a right to speak on the issues that concern them and that doesn’t necessarily reflect the views of the UNICEF.
After Pakistan's Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari requested the UNICEF to remove Priyanka Chopra as its Goodwill Ambassador, actor Ayushmann Khurrana has come out in her support. "She is not an Indian icon, but a global icon. Being a daughter of an army officer, she is a good representative of India," Ayushmann said at an event.
"Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces " tweeted Priyanka earlier which brought up the outrage. Priyanka, who was widely praised for gracefully handling the situation, told the woman, “I have many, many friends from Pakistan and I am from India. War is not something I’m really fond of but I am patriotic, so I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments of people who do love me and have loved me. But I think that all of us have a sort of, middle-ground that we all have to walk. Just like you probably do as well. The way that you came to me right now… girl, don’t yell. We’re all here for love.”