Zoya Nasir has called off her engagement with Christian Betzmann following his degrading comments about Pakistan and insensitive take on the Palestine issue.

In a detailed note posted to social media, Nasir said that Christian’s change in stance towards her “culture, country, people and insensitivity towards [her] religion” lead her to “take this difficult and irrevocable decision”.

“It’s with a heavy heart I’m announcing that Christian Betzmann and I are no longer engaged to be married,” wrote Zoya on Instagram. “There are certain religious and social boundaries that can’t be crossed no matter what, hence, the decision to part ways.”


The actor further said: “Humility, tolerance and respect towards each other are the virtues that we must always adhere to. I look upon my Allah to provide me with the strength to deal with this worldly emotional wreck.”

Wishing “Chris a bright and happy future,” Zoya requested their fans and followers “space and privacy for myself and my family as we begin to navigate this emotional turmoil.”

Zoya and Christian announced their engagement on February 19 and were reportedly set to tie the knot this year.

Meanwhile, Betzmann on Friday while responding to some followers who requested him to raise his voice on the Palestine issue had said that he believes that social media has never helped in any political event and that the strikes of third world countries are useless and waste of time.

The German Vlogger had further said: “It’s better to go pray as praying is the only thing third world countries can do,” adding that “first world countries are based on doers.”

Christian, who recently embraced Islam, even went on to say that “prayers do nothing” and “you can’t do anything.”

He also advised the people of Pakistan to enjoy as long they can because “you never know your country might be next.”