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Ali Zafar pays tribute to his ‘childhood idol’ grandfather

Ali Zafar shares pictures with his maternal grandfather. Source: Instagram

Pakistani singer and actor Ali Zafar’s maternal grandfather Mohammad Amin passed away late on Saturday.

The singer turned to Twitter and shared the sad news with the fans while sharing throwback photos of his grandfather.  

He tweeted, “My Nana, Mohammad Amin, who I was very close to & has always been my idol since childhood- a self made man, who taught us the importance of hard work, honesty, compassion and care for others passed away today.”

Ali Zafar also paid rich tribute to his grandfather, saying “His life can’t be summed up in a few lines.” He asked his fans to pray for his departed soul.

Earlier singer Ali Zafar spoke in favour of Canada’s newly announced plans on declaring online hate speech a crime. “’Exactly what was needed. Same should be implemented here,” Zafar wrote on Twitter

In another tweet, Zafar quoted an excerpt from an article declaring the news. “Hate speech directly contradicts the values underlying freedom of expression and our Charter of Rights,’ Lametti said. ‘It threatens the safety and well-being of its targets. It silences and intimidates, especially when the target is a vulnerable person or community.’”

Ali Zafar’s new tweet comes after Canada’s government announced plans to make online hate speech a crime punishable.