Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has visited Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK). He looked delighted by the beauty of the Kashmir valley and wrote, "My 1st ever visit to beautiful Kashmir valley & i am stunned to see the beauty of this valley am speechless.Come visit your self & see your self to experience it GOD bless Jammu & all Kashmir.."
My 1st ever visit to beautiful Kashmir valley & i am stunned to see the beauty of this valley am speechless.Come visit your self & see your self to experience it GOD bless Jammu & all Kashmir.. pic.twitter.com/hkyIiCyatx— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 4, 2018
The video was eye pleasing but the fans from both the countries, India and Pakistan, engaged in an argument and clashed on Twitter.
Akhtar is in Kashmir for the player's development program for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars. He later shared a video of paragliding in the valley of Kashmir.
But the response was the same. "Paragliding in Muzaffarabad ,the beautiful valley of Kashmir and Promoting Pakistan tourism in kashmir through Lahore Qalanders," Shoaib wrote posting the video.
Fans were seen arguing over the disputed area of Kashmir. Here is how they reacted:
Remember This is not your pakistan's kashmir . Pakistan has illegally occupied so called Azaad kashmir like Indian's occupied Jammu kashmir. Khudara humein Azaad kashmir aur maqboza kashmir ko Baraai mehrabni Chod dou.— Kashmiri (@musaib213) September 4, 2018
Gautam Gambhir ki roney wali class shuru hone wali hai. Hamarey #Kashmir ko phir Maqbooza kaha ????— Zara Ali???????????? (@ZaraAli_Iam) September 4, 2018
No pellets guns, No curfews, No home arrests, No battles, No torture, No killings, No military rapes, No humanitarian violations, No bunkers, No checkpoints, No arrests, Just fascinating sceneries, fine weather, high mountain, green valleys, lakes, rivers and peace. #FeelTheDiff— ™مھندس (@Karakar1) September 4, 2018
Yes god bless Kashmir, all Indian states are beautiful. This is the beauty of india.— Upendra (@youthsenergy) September 4, 2018
Dear Mr. Akhtar.— Abeer Ahmad Siddiqui (@SiddiquiAbeer) September 4, 2018
This is the Kashmir which should have been part of India.
Afghani log bhej ke Kashmir ka kuch hissa le liya 1948 me..to Azad thode hoga..
For all those indians claiming AJK as their territory , can you please for a moment logically think ,why is it that any IPL team administration or indian player never dares to visit IOK and shoaib is enjoying his time in Ajk ??— Ammar Khalid (@AmmarKh444) September 5, 2018