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Pakistan's PM Imran, celebrities express sorrow and mourn the dead after devastating Beirut blasts


Pakistani stars including Saba Qamar (left), Hadiqa Kiani, Mehwish and Ushna Shah addressed the devastating blasts in Beirut.

Mian Mujahid Shah, Staff Reporter

Two huge explosions rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut shaking buildings and causing a fire in the port district. The blast killed more than 100 people and injured nearly 4,000.

The explosion not only sent shock waves across central Beirut, causing extensive damage but rang out across the world, with millions tweeting about it on Tuesday evening, including Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistani film stars.

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Imran has expressed his pain at the precious lives lost in the massive explosions that shook the capital of Lebanon on Tuesday.

In a tweet, Imran expressed his sorrow and said that Pakistan stands with their Lebanese brethren in this difficult time. “May Allah grant speedy recovery to the injured and strength to the bereaved,” he tweeted

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Taking to Twitter to express her shock, Cheekh actor Saba Qamar extended prayers for the impacted city. “My heart goes out to you Beirut! Heartiest prayers for all those who have been affected by this tragic blast,” she commented, adding, “Such a beautiful country going through the worst of times!”

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She wasn’t the only one to address the explosion, as Bin Roye actor Armeena Khan tweeted about friends in Lebanon. “My friend sent me this photo from Beirut,” she wrote, attaching a picture of a damaged house. “His house is 15 km (and some more) away from the explosion. This is a lot of damage and actually highlights the magnitude of the explosion. I pray for the people of Beirut.”

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Mehwish Hayat also chimed in, saying how the footage coming in from Beirut was horrifying. “My heart grieves for all the people suffering... Sending them lots of prayers and love,” she tweeted from her verified account.

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Actor and activist Hamza Ali Abbasi, wrote, “Ya Allah, have mercy. Prayers for Lebanon. Way too tragic and heartbreaking.”

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Her co-star in the same film, Humayun Saeed also tweeted a picture of the blast site, writing, “Prayers for Beirut. May Allah protect us all.” The photograph showed the harrowing leveling of the surrounding buildings and the total devastation at the site.

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Singer Hadiqa Kiani echoed similar sentiments after checking up on family and friends in the ill-fated city. “This is devastating. I just called every friend and family member I have in Beirut and each of them was directly impacted. Praying for Lebanon,’ she wrote.

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TV host and actor Juggun Kazim also shared a video of the blast, writing, “The heartbreaking explosion in Beirut... it is just so tragic. Prayers for the people of Lebanon. Praying for all those who have lost loved ones and for all the people who are injured.”

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