Pakistani celebrities stand in support of Mehwish Hayat amidst social media criticism

11:38 AM | 14 Mar, 2019
Pakistani celebrities stand in support of Mehwish Hayat amidst social media criticism
LAHORE -  The government of Pakistan has released a list of people to be awarded civil awards this year on March 23, 2019. 127 awards on citizens of Pakistan as well as foreign nationals would be conferred by President Arif Alvi on Pakistan Day.

From the showbiz industry film actress, Babra Sharif will receive Sitara-i-Imtiaz while Mehwish Hayat will be conferred with Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.

But somehow Twiterrati seems to be pretty confused on  Mehwish Hayat's getting a Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by President Arif Alvi on Pakistan Day for her contribution in Pakistani cinema. It is the fourth-highest decoration given to any civilian in Pakistan based on their achievements.

People had also expressed their views on Twitter regarding Mehwish Hayat getting a civil award:

On the other hand, Mehwish Hayat is paying no attention to the haters and is focusing on her success.

She took to her Instagram account and wrote that she is humbled by that the President of Pakistan has decided to bestow this honour.

Here is the post:

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So the cat is out of the bag. I have been humbled by the news that the President of Pakistan will bestow me with the tamgha - e - Imtiaz. (Medal of Excellence) on Pakistan day . 🎖 One never expects this sort of recognition but I am most flattered that the powers that be decided my contribution to Pakistani Cinema worthy of such a prestigious civil honour. I made a conscious decision early on in my career to remain in Pakistan and to build up our own cinema and I have MashaAllah been blessed with 6 of the biggest hits in the recent years. From Billi to Meeru in loadwedding, my God it has been one hell of a journey ! When I travel globally my heart swells with pride when I am referred to as “Pakistani Actress, Mehwish Hayat”. My country is my identity and I will do whatever I can to not let it down. I look at others before me who have received this prestigious award - greats of our industry - and am honoured to be following in their footsteps. This is a major milestone in my life and I am blessed to have achieved it at such a young age. Hard work always pays off and it just goes to show that dreams do come true. I would like to thank all my colleagues, my family, and the fans without whom this would never have been possible .❤️ it doesn’t get any better than this! 🙏😇 #MehwishHayat #tamghaeimtiaz #PakistanDay 🇵🇰#gratitude #Blessed

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Congratulating the Load Wedding starlet, many Pakistani stars commented on Mehwish's post and wished her good luck also.

Here are the wishes of Pakistani celebrities:

Famous artist Hadiqa Kiani also supported Mehwish Hayat in her latest Insta post and said that people should spread love instead of being judgemental.

Here is the post by Hadiqa Kiani:

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I received my Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2006. It was an incredible moment for me, I remember feeling so overwhelmed - my country, my Pakistan, had recognized my love for it. I have continued to work in Pakistan and FOR Pakistan despite the criticism and sexist/aegist rhetoric against me but it seems every year our country gets more and more hateful and less understanding? I cannot imagine being honored with the highest civilian award in the time of social media - the scrutiny, the cyber bullying, it’s just awful. Why can’t we steer clear of spreading hate, we’re all guilty of being judgmental at times but why spread hate when you can spread love and tolerance and appreciation for your fellow countrymen. Appreciate the good work our people are involved in and encourage the good work, look past the hate. Build a more united country 🙏🏼

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