Mahira Khan defends Mehwish Hayat after she's criticised for winning the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

Mahira Khan defends Mehwish Hayat after she's criticised for winning the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

Mehwish Hayat called out a publication for implying she won the award not on merit but due to political affiliations
15 Mar, 2019

On this March 23, Punjab Nahi Jaungi star Mehwish Hayat will be one of 127 people who will be bestowed a civil award by President Arif Alvi in honour of their work for Pakistan's betterment.

She's being honoured with the greats and the reasons for that are evident; Hayat, who has been working in the fraternity for over a decade, has consistently appeared in some of the highest grossing movies in Pakistan (Load Wedding, Na Maloom Afraad, Actor in Law and so many more dramas as well). Clearly, that's not enough for some people.

Read: This is recognition that I must be doing something right: Mehwish Hayat on her Tamgha-i-Imtiaz

The actress called out in a recent tweet, that had published an article questioning whether Hayat won the award on merit or due to some political affiliations with PTI:

In a heartwarming show of support, many celebs from the industry such as Mahira Khan, Osman Khalid Butt and Fahad Mustafa defended Hayat on social media:

The discussion forum in turn tried to scapegoat another publication, saying they had lifted the story from there:

Mehwish will receive a Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, which is the fourth-highest decoration given to any civilian in Pakistan. Other entertainment figures being honored on March 23 include actor Babra Sharif and singers Attaullah Essakhelvi and Sajjad Ali, who are both being bestowed the Sitara-i-Imtiaz. Reema Khan is getting a Pride of Performance award.


Newborn Mar 15, 2019 03:33pm
The people didn't like she won because she didn't deserve it. Just her colleagues congratulating her doesn't make it legit.
Shahid Mar 15, 2019 04:13pm
Mahira and Mehwish are wrong here because had only shared a story from a national newspaper. They did not write a word of their own.
Shaheen S. Mar 15, 2019 05:48pm
@Newborn what do you mean she didn't deserve it. Isn't she pretty?
Speak_Truth Mar 15, 2019 07:10pm
Two of a kind supporting each other.
Ehsan Mar 15, 2019 07:57pm
By nature we are so negative, can’t see someone being successful, many congrats Mehwish Hayat.
Ibrahim Asadullah Mar 15, 2019 08:43pm
so why are they blaming The story was written by express tribune and siasat is a sharing platform. They simply shared it with a link pointing towards express
Omair Mar 15, 2019 09:36pm
Congrats to her. Reading some of the misogynist and sexist comments by others show how pathetic and backward our society is thus the article
Muba Mar 16, 2019 12:14am
@Shaheen S. by your logic every pretty person should receive an award
Mir Jehan Zeb,MD Mar 16, 2019 12:48am
Mehwish Hayat is a pride of Pakistan. It is a pleasure to watch her perform. Jealousy has no bounds.
Moth Mar 16, 2019 01:29am
You have much more to deliver. Do not worry about this criticism. Continue exploring your max potential. You are not there yet. Good luck.
Daskalos Mar 16, 2019 04:20am
@Shaheen S. Very pretty indeed.
Shahid Mar 16, 2019 05:30am
I fully support her as a deserving artist. If Saba Qamar and Hadiqa Kiyani can get it then Mehwish should surely be awarded one too.
Ayesha zaheer Mar 16, 2019 08:27am
@Newborn why? She contributed very well to your film industry.never went to India for more recognization.has given u hit movies every year. If atif Aslam can get this y not her. She is a prominent name here.
Zee Mar 16, 2019 03:24pm
There r number of better actor nd actress in industry. Merit shud b made in industry so no one shud fingures. Shoaib mansoor has done alot. They r realy super hero of nation.
Calderon DeJesus Mar 16, 2019 11:44pm
Mehwish is a very versatile artist & deserves to be awarded. I not sure why handful of people of insignificant people are against her??
Basharat Qamar Mar 18, 2019 08:56am
Keep up the good work Mehwish Hayat. let the jealous people burn in jealousy.