Ainak Wala Jinn's Bil Batori is ill and needs our help. Why have we forgotten her?
If you were a '90s child growing up in Pakistan, there's no way you didn't watch Ainak Wala Jinn on TV at least once in your lifetime.
24 years since the cult classic aired, the flamboyant Bil Batori character remains unforgettable. But the actor Nusrat Ara Begum who played the iconic character is now struggling to strive.
After a recent paralysis attack that affected her left leg, Nusrat Begum was rushed to Lahore's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where doctors discharged her with just a prescription. The actor waited for medical aid on the steps of the hospital but no one cared to help.
Nusrat Begum, who currently resides in a one-room house, told Dawn News, “My feet are injured from all the walking, I don't have a roof over my head, I just wish someone could do something for my accommodation."
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Since the news of Nusrat Begum's illness broke, the Pakistan Baitul Mal has pledged Rs10 lacs for her treatment, reported Dawn News.
While her son Amir Raza has said that she will consult doctors at Sheikh Zayed Hospital tomorrow, latest reports suggest that her treatment will begin at Combined Military Hospitals today.