From Atiqa Odho to Armeena Khan, Pakistani stars mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth
Britain’s longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, marking the end of seven decades of rule. Mourners across the world are paying tribute to the queen, as are Pakistani celebrities.
Her son, 73-year-old Charles, has now become the king of the United Kingdom and the head of state of 14 other countries, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Filmmaker and former PM Imran Khan’s ex-wife Jemima Khan shared some photos of the Queen and wrote, “Deepest condolences to the Royal Family on the death of our beloved Queen, who embodied all the most important & increasingly rare qualities in public life- duty, decency, discipline, dignity, commitment, constancy. No one deserves to RIP more.”
Activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala also marked the time of “shared sorrow,” saying Her Majesty was “a wonderful example for many young women who dream of leading with dignity and service”. Malala added that the Queen will “continue to be a beacon of inspiration for generations”.
Activist Shaniera Akram commended her on “70 years of selfless service” and shared a photo of her husband Wasim Akram with the Queen on her Instagram story. “Thank you for the service, from my family to yours. Rest in peace,” she added.
For actor Atiqa Odho, the passing of Queen Elizabeth felt personal. “I never met her Majesty and yet today I feel like I lost someone very close to me. That was her charm and dedication towards her duty as Queen. Queen Elizabeth was a woman of substance. She carried herself with great dignity and never forgot her role as Monarch, wife, mother or grandmother. Her entire life was spent carrying such great responsibilities with such great ease,” she wrote in her lengthy post.
Calling her an inspiration of millions of working women, she said the Queen was ahead of the times, balancing her life in the public eye when women were struggling to make it into the force. “She shall be truly missed and may she rest in peace up in heaven,” the Pyaar Ke Sadqay actor added.
Actor Adnan Siddiqui noted the transitioning eras the Queen experienced and wrote, “From personal messenger to mobile phones, from pound sterling to crypto, from carriage to flying cars, from silent movies to OTTs, Queen Elizabeth saw the world come of age. End of an era. RIP.”
“Her legacy will live forever,” wrote actor Ahmed Ali Butt, calling her a legend.
Actor Armeena Khan and former model Frieha Altaf also offered their “sincere” condolences.
Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth.