New Delhi: Pakistani-origin singer Adnan Sami, who is now an Indian citizen, has hailed the Indian Army for conducting surgical strikes on terror labs across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. On being trolled on Twitter by Pakistanis, he said their outburst clearly means they fail to distinguish between “terrorist and Pakistan”.
The singer, who received his certificate of Indian citizenship earlier this year, had first tweeted: “Big Congratulations to PMO India and our brave armed forces for a brilliant, successful and mature strategic strike against terrorism! Salute.”
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) September 29, 2016
“Pakistanis are outraged by my earlier tweet. Their outburst clearly means they see terrorist and Pakistan as the same! Self-goal. Stop terrorism,” Mr Adnan tweeted on Friday after receiving hate comments on his previous post.
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) September 30, 2016
Following are some social media reaction:
— Irum Azeem Farooque (@Irumf) September 30, 2016
— wtsThereInName,, (@Saeed_Minhas122) September 30, 2016
Mr Adnan, whose father Arshad Sami Khan was a diplomat and served as Pakistan’s ambassador to 14 countries, angered many Twitter users, including Salman Ahmad of Pakistani band Junoon.
“Being the son of a Pakistani ambassador should’ve told you that no one wins a war between nuclear states. According to your twisted logic, your father too has served as a terrorist ambassador. Have you disowned your parents too,” Salman Ahmad questioned Mr Adnan.
@AdnanSamiLive Your father was in PAF and was awarded hilal-e-Imtiaz If I wasn't wrong and you're calling them terrorist lol ?
— Osama Shaikh (@OsamaShaikhh) September 29, 2016
Have seen many Beghairats but none can match the standard of @AdnanSamiLive he has set a new benchmark of being namak haram!
— Arslan Sheikh (@Arslanshkh) September 30, 2016
Other Twitter users also slammed Mr Adnan, who was born in Britain.
One wrote: “Adnan Bhai you were a Pakistani and you better know the strength of Pak Army.”