The 2018 Hum Awards are scheduled to take place this Saturday in Toronto, Canada so sadly, a lot of the film fraternity's big names are already abroad. Naturally, they've attracted a lot of flak for this, even from fellow fraternity members, such as Farhan Saeed and Imran Abbas.
After Yasir Hussain took to social media to defend why many of Pakistan's entertainers chose to skip election day, Ahmad Ali Butt is the next celebrity to share his two cents on the matter. It seems like the social media trolls are starting to push some buttons.
Butt took to Instagram to share that he was on a work trip, saying "Trust me, no one wants to make a 19 hour flight to Canada to party, we all work very hard to be where we want to be," before adding that he's "seen more places than you" so he's not dying to go overseas just for the sake of it.
He also said that while voting is your duty, it's not the only thing that makes you a Pakistani; according to him, what makes him a proud citizen of the country is "proudly representing my country all over the globe, paying my taxes on time and being a law-abiding citizen. To respect my army and institutions and my government and to stand against wrong doing."
Be that as it may, their absence from Pakistan on voting day will make us think twice about the integrity of their passionate social media statements about civic responsibilities in the future, wouldn't you agree?