Mehwish Hayat has been recently awarded with Tamgha e Imtiaz and the whole social media is bombarded with hatred and negative comments.
She is not only criticized for getting this award but also rejected by public at large. To which Mehwish Hayat recently reacted on her Instagram and gave shut up call to everyone who is passing negative judgements about her getting Tamgha e Imtiaz.
The actor who was lauded for her performance in films Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani recalled her journey to the silver screen in the post and dedicated her Tamgha-e-Imtiaz to all other girls in Pakistan who have a dream.
“Today, I share this with all the other girls in Pakistan who have a dream, to them I simply say, ‘Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams turn into reality’. Thank you also to all my family, friends and colleagues who have shared this wondrous journey and above all to all the fans who have supported me each step of the way and made me worthy of this award!” reads the post.
Hayat also thanked the government of Pakistan and the president for bestowing the honour upon her and “making the dream of that little girl come true”.
In all the scenario, the most pathetic thing to be seen were the comments of the people and most if them were pointing out her character. How easy it is to start talking about someone’s character?
Before Mehwish Hayat, Saba Qamar got this award and we had seen no such behavior back then. There are many other male award holders whose award ownership is controversial but still no one talks about their character at least.
These comments might not effect the actress or the public but it do say a lot about the level of acceptance and refraining ourselves from saying hurtful things to others.
Ignore negative propaganda and learn to live in an intolerant society by promoting tolerance accept my congrats on receiving a national award on Pakistan day you deserved it because you performed very well in recent films https://t.co/yK3qW2YB8h
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) March 26, 2019
“Jo insaan kisi doosre ki khushi ya kamyaabi mein khushi mehsoos kerta hai, to khuda usko us se nawaazta hai jise dekh ke doosre rashk kerein. Ye meri zindagi ka zaati tajarba hai. Azma ker dekhiye 🙂 Well done @MehwishHayat! May you and your family cherish this moment forever.” https://t.co/tWyi8m2QWV
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) March 25, 2019
I think shes a lovely woman. Hard working & beautiful. An asset 2 our films/dramas. If the Indians cn appreciate Katrina Kaif & Kareena why cant we appreciate Mehwish? Do you watch Indian films & pretend not 2? I think we should #AppreciateGoodThings & commitment 2 our industry🌻
— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) March 25, 2019
Tamgha e Imtiaz is a state-organised honour of the State of Pakistan. It is the fourth-highest decoration given to any civilian in Pakistan based on their achievements.
On March 23, President Arif Alvi conferred civil and military awards on 172 people, including 18 foreigners, for their contributions in various fields.
The investiture ceremony was held at President House in Islamabad.
Prominent recipients included Naeem Rashid, a Pakistani victim of the March 15 Christchurch attack who tried to tackle the terrorist and save lives. Others include former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Yasir Shah, singers Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi and Sajjad Ali, film actors Babra Sharif, Reema Khan, Shabbir Jan and Iftikhar Thakur, newscaster Ishrat Fatima, TV anchor Arshad Sharif and businessman Aqeel Karim Dhedhi.