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OSLO – Pakistani diva Mehwish Hayat highlighted the Kashmir conflict in an auspicious ceremony in Norway where she was awarded with the Pride of Performance Award from Norway s Prime Minister.

The actress tweeted: ‘Was truly honoured to be in Oslo last night to receive the Pride of Performance award from Norway s Prime Minister, The Right Honourable, Madam @erna_solberg. A real proud moment for me to be bringing Pakistan s message of peace to Norway, home of the Nobel Peace Prize,’ she added.

Hayat had also tweeted about how Bollywood and Hollywood both tarnished the image of Pakistan across audiences’ globally, through their vilified portrayal and stereotyping of her countrymen. She was adamant that India needs to decide whether it wants nationalistic fervor or peace.

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‘Bollywood could have used cinema to promote mutual understanding instead of vilifying us as they do. They need to decide which is more important – nationalistic fervor or a peaceful future.’

The Load Wedding starlet also urged that her own industry to make films not just for Pakistan but time has come to make movies about Pakistan; to counter the negative imagery at the behest of other industries.