On Monday, the government of Pakistan unveiled the list of 127 citizens who will be honored with civil awards on 23rd March for their exceptional and distinguished service in various fields.
Among a few celebrities, the Load Wedding actress Mehwish Hayat will be awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by President Dr. Arif Alvi this year and her fans just couldn’t hold their happiness.
Ever since the announcement was made, it became a topic of discussion on the internet and made quite a buzz all around the country.
Despite being in the industry for over a decade and giving us a number of successful TV dramas and movies, Twitteratis lost their cool when the news was announced and questioned the government’s decision.
However, it is so good to see that 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 honor.
Read her full post below!
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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
Moreover, many other Pakistani celebrities stand in support of Mehwish Hayat and sent their best wishes to her.
Look what celebrities have said!
#proudpk congratulations to all the winners of sitara Imitiaz & pride of performance .specially Babara Shareef Jee for her 5decades of service for films Reema Khan for her unstoppable passion & 2decades of service to films ,Mehwish Hayat for making us proud of her craft🎥🇵🇰❤️
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) March 12, 2019
Renowned songstress Hadiqa Kiani also spoke up in support of Mehwish Hayat and said that people should spread love instead of being judgemental.
Here’s her post
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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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Originally published on Veryfilmi.com