Pakistan’s acclaimed star Mehwish Hayat, on the occasion of Pakistan Day, reminisces the honourable day she had received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on March 23, 2019.
Taking to her Instagram, Mehwish Hayat shared multiple snaps from that day and while receiving the award from President Dr Arif Alvi.
“23rd March is the day that we thank our forefathers for having the vision of creating a homeland for Muslims. We are so blessed to be able to call ourselves “Pakistani”. This day will always have added poignancy for me,” she wrote.
“Cannot believe that it is already 2 years since I was bestowed with the Tamgha-e -Imtiaz for my “contribution to Art & Cinema.”
The Dil Lagi starlet further added, “I am aware of the responsibility that comes with this honour. I wear it with pride & will continue to represent my beautiful country on every platform IA.”
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In 2019, Mehwish Hayat was bestowed with Pakistan’s highest accolade Tamgha-e-Imtiaz due to her stellar contribution to the Pakistani industry.
She was also accorded the ‘Pride of Performance’ award by Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg.
However, a number of fans and fellow celebs had poured in love and congratulatory messages over her achievement.
“They have built an image of my country that I certainly don’t recognize. These films, combined with others have fuelled the rise of Islamophobia,” she said.
She had further added, “Our neighbours [India] have one of the largest film industries in the world and in a time where they could’ve used the power they yield to bring us together, what do they do? They make countless films showing Pakistanis as villains.”
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