Mehwish Hayat explains why she refused to comment on Kashmir
Karachi: Pakistan’s top film actor Mehwish Hayat seemed to have stirred controversy by refusing to comment on situation in occupied Kashmir during interaction with media on Sunday.
Social media users including senior anchor Hamid Mir were left in shock after seeing the video of the actor in which she excused from commenting on Kashmir.
While most of the follower started criticizing her for what they said being indifferent to Kashmiris, Hamid Mir asked her to reveal the names of the people who stopped her from speaking about Kashmir.
Hours after her video went viral, the “Punjab Nahi Jaun Ge” actor took to Twitter to clear the air.
“The leaked video is being taken out of context. I’ve been the most vocal on #Kashmir issue globally & will continue to do so. I have big plans for next steps. This was a charity event & was requested by the PR not to be political ¬ distract from the orphans I was there to help,” Mehwish Hayat wrote.
TV anchor Iqrar Ul Hassan, journalist Mehr Tarar and singer Shehzad Roy were among the people who voiced support for Mehwish Hayat who recently won Sitara-e-Imtiaz, one of the highest civil awards of Pakistan.