‘Our history isn’t of Turkey’, says Iffat Omar
Renowned actress Iffat Omar is known for saying her thoughts out loud. This time she is in headlines after her remarks about the past history.
She was invited as a guest to a talk show hosted by Nauman Ijaz.
Iffat has been very vocal about the performance of PTI led government.
The actress said that she has realized that the governments are run on competency, not on passion.
Pakistani is going through a very tough time, mentioned Iffat. She further clarified that her criticism of PTI led government does not mean that she is affiliated with any other political party.
Nauman Ijaz further talked about the government’s initiative of Pakistan’s collaboration with Turkey over the project of the “Salauddin Ayubi” series. To which she bluntly replied, “He is not our hero.”
She shared her opinion that “this has been indoctrinated in Pakistanis since our country has been formed.”
“Our history isn’t of Turkey,” said Iffat Omar emphasizing that people should endorse their subcontinent identity instead of thinking of themselves as Turks.
Apart from sharing her opinion about history, she mentioned that the world is evolving rapidly. “We need stories about scientists. There’s not a single mathematician, a scientist in Pakistan that is known world over,” said Iffat.