Saba Qamar recalls humiliating experience at international airport

Saba Qamar was in tears as she mentioned how humiliated she feels with the way she is frisked at the airports just because she owns a Pakistani passport.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 18, 2018 10:59 pm
saba qamar humilitaed at international airports Hindi Medium actor Saba Qamar talked about discrimination people of Pakistan face at international airports.

If you think it is only Shah Rukh Khan who faced the brunt of discrimination at international airports, then you might not have heard what Pakistani actor Saba Qamar has to say. Saba Qamar, who won laurels for her Bollywood debut in 2017 hit Hindi Medium opposite Irrfan Khan, poured her heart out while talking about the discrimination she and people of her country Pakistan face at international airports. The actor was in tears as she mentioned how humiliated she feels with the way she is frisked at the airports just because she owns a Pakistani passport.

In a 49 seconds video that has gone viral on social media, Saba is heard saying, “We boast about Pakistan. We say Pakistan is this and that. But when you go out of the country and the way we are checked, I can’t tell you. I feel so humiliated the way I am frisked. I remember I want for a shoot in Tbilisi (Capital of Georgia) and my entire Indian crew was allowed to go. But I was stopped because of my Pakistani passport. I was investigated and they took my interview and then they let me go.”

Adding to it the actor said, “That day I realised this is what our position is and this is where we stand.”

Watch the video here:

Saba is one of the top actors of Pakistan and has delivered impressive work over the years in the Pakistani entertainment industry. She is known for her roles in TV shows Dastaan, Jinnah Ke Naam and Aina among others. Her movies Manto and Lahore Se Aaagey got her nominations at major awards.

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  1. Syed Mohammad Ali
    Jan 19, 2018 at 12:15 am
    Very sad to see all the comments against Pakistan, based on humiliating Pakistan. So remember guys, Pakistani actors never went to India without any invitation. Pakistani actors are invited to work there. Please be careful with your words, because when you guys say that Pakistan is a terrorist nation, you claim that every Pakistani citizen is terrorist and as being a normal Pakistani citizen, it REALLY hurts when I read these types of comments and I can surely say that every Pakistani feels very humiliated after reading your comments. I'm praying to god from the bottom of my heart, that Pakistan's government feels ashamed someday and it starts thinking about the bright future of Pakistan, instead of doing corruption and eating food of those poor citizens! I hope the time comes when every Pakistani would feel proud when they take the name of their nation! It would be a big slap on the faces of all those people who call Pakistanis terrorists!
    1. Kay Gee
      Jan 19, 2018 at 8:48 am
      Sir, you are right, but unfortunately pakistani activities have supported this perception from other countries. If you see major misdeeds are from pakistani.
    2. S
      Jan 19, 2018 at 12:11 am
      It is the sins of your country men and women coming back to haunt you.
      1. B
        Bal Krishan
        Jan 18, 2018 at 10:00 pm
        Saba should come to India and settle here. She knows Pakistan is a disaster waiting to happen. This Land is no good and breeds only suicide bombers. I'm sure her g parents must have been Indians who fought firangis for India not for that hole of a country. Here, we treat our guests as one would treat God, "A hi Devo Bhava".
        1. Kay Gee
          Jan 19, 2018 at 8:50 am
          I understand your love for her. She may be more interested in firingis than asian.
        2. Maheshwar Srinivas
          Jan 18, 2018 at 8:35 pm
          These are the rewards Pakis get , for sleeping with the short arms of terror.Look at history , little girl, study it well and understand what kind of a country you were given and how from it’s inception , you chose the path of deception.The world was busy with development, while you got busy with the Dole from US.Now every person from that country has that proud badge on their heads.Terrorist.Also why are you coming time and again to India to earn your bread.Dosent your conscience trouble you that you are a limpet to your enemy, Ask your military if India is an enemy or friend.I hope you guys are harassed at every airport in the world till your country disintergrates and perishes.Then you guys will come running back to your true country, not some fake that was created by an unprincipled lawyer , who only thought of himself.
          1. M
            Jan 18, 2018 at 8:32 pm
            She should move to India,and enjoy freedom n respect.
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