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If a cricketer can become prime minister, surely an actor can as well, says Mehwish Hayat

If a cricketer can become prime minister, surely an actor can as well, says Mehwish Hayat

The actor revealed her future career plans and said she has been inspired by the PTI's politics in a recent interview.
24 Jul, 2021

Actor Mehwish Hayat is looking to newer horizons when it comes to her career path. In a recent interview, the actor revealed her aspirations to debut in Pakistan's political arena and aim for the highest office in the land.

The actor — who has starred in movies such as Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani — revealed her thoughts on politics on Aik Din Geo Ke Sath.

During a Q&A session with the host, the actor shared that her interest in politics has grown in the past few years. "It is something I want to pursue as a subject," Hayat said passionately.

When the host asked the actor whether she intends to pursue a career in politics, the actor responded with a confident "InshaAllah".

"Will you practice politics through the parliament or through a political party?" the host went on to ask. "The intention is help bring positive change in the country," Hayat answered with a smile. "Time will better tell whether that happens by entering parliament or by forming my own political party."

The actor went on to talk about how she's inspired by the politics of the PTI in particular. "I'm inspired by [their] politics because they've brought about good changes and a shift in societal thinking. Imran Khan was a cricketer before [he entered politics]. If a cricketer can become prime minister then surely an actress can also become one as well."

When the host asked whether Hayat intends to challenge PM Imran for the prime minister's position, the actor did not shy away from revealing her interest in becoming Pakistan's next female premier.

"I don't want to challenge him but someone is bound to take his place later on and I can also become a contender for the prime minister's position," she said spiritedly.

Hayat started acting as a child and has had a successful career in television ever since. She was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2019 for her outstanding performance in Punjab Nahi Jaungi and the global impact her work has had in regards to Pakistan's entertainment industry.

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Himmat Jul 24, 2021 01:56pm
Great! India has many actors in politics.
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Kashif Habib Jul 24, 2021 01:59pm
in this way country will destroy for ever..
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M. Saeed Jul 24, 2021 02:03pm
Ronald Reagan, originally an American actor can become the President of his country, after joining politics, why not any actor from Pakistan?
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jul 24, 2021 02:05pm
There is no harm in having lofty goals and aspirations for reaching out to the stars, moons and the galaxy of the milky way, as they say.
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ali Jul 24, 2021 02:06pm
Every one is better in there own fields. People cannot work better in an arena that is opposite to their nature. An actor has to excel in his field, a soldier has its own kind of job, a politician has its own and the bureaucracy requires its own commitments. Do not spoil this country please. Try to focus on your own job. Pakistan has already suffered a lot!
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Uzair Jul 24, 2021 02:10pm
Those wanting the office of prime minister are the least deserving of it. Unfortunately, that has been the case with everyone, including the incumbent. No wonder then why we are in the state we are.
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Engr Nasir Jul 24, 2021 02:19pm
She should soonly get married BB.
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M. Saeed Jul 24, 2021 02:20pm
We do not need drop-out to be our leaders. Is she is really inspired by the politicians around, she must aim for the formula given by our great Guide, Quaid e Azam because he gave us a simple recipe to judge and choose our leaders. He said, select your leaders who are, honest, sincere, incorruptible and willing to give sacrifices for the nation. We have failed because, none of our leaders have followed the advice of our Quaid. Imran has failed because, he did not weigh his cabinet members on the Quaide's formula. they've brought about good changes and a shift in societal thinking.
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Imtiaz Jul 24, 2021 02:32pm
'the global impact her work has had" bas karo yar
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Ahmed khan lehri Jul 24, 2021 02:34pm
Then please appoint me as your PR.
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M. Saeed Jul 24, 2021 02:35pm
We must remember the popular mandate given by the dejected people to Z.A. Bhutto that ousted Ayub Khan, had been evolved out of the public outcry against an increase in sugar price from Rs1.00 to 1.25 per Seer. Similar frustrations have continued in all of our successive governments, ultimately forcing military interventions for "corrective necessities". Even present turmoil and resulting frustrations of the people to the extent of going back to square-one and calling-in old fallen horses to pull their cart of life out of the bog, is a result of astronomical spiraling up prices of essential commodities necessary for survival of the poor, like wheat-flour, cooking oils, fuel, transport, housing etc., on which Government repeatedly assured people of corrective actions but always did the reverse. Adding salt to their injuries, even water and electricity has been rationed. So, any political inspirations should keep these things in mind.
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Khaled Jul 24, 2021 02:50pm
Best of luck, looking forward to see her in the PM slot in 2023. That's the latest trend, younger lot is coming up, like in Canada and New Zealand.
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Badtameez Kudi Jul 24, 2021 03:13pm
Sure. Why not.
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AKL Jul 24, 2021 03:30pm
Reminds of Reagan
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Sane Mind1st Jul 24, 2021 03:33pm
Cry? or Laugh? or Smirk? on this lady's comments.
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SR Jul 24, 2021 03:54pm
@M. Saeed the difference is all politicians in Pakistan’s are actors .
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Zubair Rahmani Jul 24, 2021 04:02pm
@Himmat No actor in India ever became a Prime minister. 99% times they dont even become chief minister.
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Qamar's Jul 24, 2021 04:18pm
If actress can become politician, why not a religious scholars...!
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Ali Mehdi Jul 24, 2021 04:24pm
Because the quickest way to make big money is through politics.
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Oneliner Jul 24, 2021 04:29pm
A criketer or an actor can become a PM but how did a brainless person became one
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Moth Jul 24, 2021 04:31pm
I will come me from US to vote you Mehwish. What you need is good advisors. That is it!!
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Zeeshan Ahmed Jul 24, 2021 04:40pm
It's not about the celebrity status, it's about the individual.
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Bushra Jul 24, 2021 04:41pm
Ronald Reagan was a third class actor in Hollywood
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Fast comment Jul 24, 2021 04:58pm
If actors became PM, it will be very difficult to understand is he/ she is just acting or really serious. PM Modi in neighborhood boost proudly he was a tea vendor. The Indians are suffering like hell these days, due to strange policies of PM Modi, the mismanagement of Covid, fall inGDP, face off with China, corruption, farmers issue, has pushed India into deep dark hole. Pegasus application now a last nail.
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Captain Jul 24, 2021 05:03pm
But u need to deserve as well, u don’t seems do Mehwish. It’s just your …. Wish, Meh….wish!
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Captain Jul 24, 2021 05:04pm
It’s your wish. Meh… wish!
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Aejaz Awan Jul 24, 2021 05:39pm
Great personality, first time i have come across her. never seen her films or dramas.
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TR Jul 24, 2021 05:50pm
Best of Luck Mehwish Hayat. Where there is a will there is a way.
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well-wisher Jul 24, 2021 06:11pm
Mehwish good luck. Continue with IK's ideals and care for your PK people. Your agenda is not accumulation of wealth. So, go for it to be the next PM.
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Unknown Jul 24, 2021 06:35pm
Lol! Such elitists can only become PM in their dreams!
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Waqas Ahmad Jul 24, 2021 06:47pm
We need leaders. Not someone acting to be a leader
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Ali Mehdi Jul 24, 2021 06:57pm
She has a beautiful Persian name with tint of Pakistani taste. The correct word is Mahvish. Mah in person mean moon. Similarly we have Khoursheed which means sun. Iranians have another name which is very similar to khoursheed but opposite in meaning. That name is Mahsheed which means moon. I haven’t heard this name in Pakistan
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Hard to bite Jul 24, 2021 07:30pm
You need character and charisma as well, besides managing skills.
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Moth Jul 24, 2021 07:39pm
Mehwish, you are definitely better than Maryam and Balawal in honesty, patriotism, and work ethics, join PTI and push that party for democratic process within. Get elected in PTI as PM contender first. Great part lacking democratic system within. Start from that point onward and good luck. PLMn and PPP bunch of thugs just in the party to make money. No worthy to join.
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Outsiders Perspective Jul 24, 2021 07:42pm
But it's not new. All the actors ultimately become prime or other ministers anyway.
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Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Jul 24, 2021 07:52pm
Absolutely. With the skill sets Mehwish Hayyat possesses sky is the limit for her. She can even be COAS if she wants too.
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Faizan Khan Jul 24, 2021 07:53pm
Of course an actor can, but not the likes of you. If Mehwish was ever elected to any position, I'd know Pakistan is doomed.
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ST Jul 24, 2021 08:04pm
@Mehwish' tik toke politicians you mean ?No sorry we don't need.
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Ali Mehdi Jul 24, 2021 08:11pm
All our politicians aren’t actors but they certainly are characters
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Syed Hafeez Imran Jul 24, 2021 09:26pm
Actors have become leaders of countries- Ronald Meagan being a prime example wrestlers became governors. so no trail blazing there
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Syed Hafeez Imran Jul 24, 2021 09:27pm
@ali what a myopic vies soldiers have become presidents gen Zia, Ayub Khan, Gen Musharraf, Gen Eisenhower, fen DeGaule et al
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Malik mehraj Jul 24, 2021 09:58pm
This is foolish to say,a cricketer like Imran is borne after' hundreds of years,he is people friendly humane and outstanding,first develop a single quality of him,He is now a pious man.
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Sofia Kasim Jul 24, 2021 10:32pm
Good going!
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Zubair Rahmani Jul 24, 2021 10:58pm
@Fast comment Stop living in fools paradise. His country became 5 trillion economy under him. And he is political science graduate and MA.
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Ahmed Jul 24, 2021 11:47pm
Ron Regan was a former Hollywood actor, remember him? That is what happens in a democracy. It is the bureaucracy that runs the country, like it or not.
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Najam Tariq` Jul 24, 2021 11:50pm
If a cricketer can be a PM, why not a General? :P
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Umer Khawaja Jul 25, 2021 12:14am
Its not about the profession you hail from , rather ones character Ms. Mehwish!
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Hamed Jul 25, 2021 12:31am
@M. Saeed in USA the stablishment is the same. It does not matter who . is president
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parveez shafi Jul 25, 2021 12:52am
Most politicians are actors. They say things that they don't mean. Read their manifesto, it like movie script. Have you not seen them on TV.
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Mirza Jul 25, 2021 01:05am
Hummmm!!
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Sher Jang Gilgit-Baltistan Jul 25, 2021 01:09am
Cricketers and actors can also try their luck on the expense of the state just like all since 1905. Bad luck of our nation. For the country has been carved out by the chosen ones and slipped into the hands of unscrupulous identities.
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Abdul Shakoor Khan Jul 25, 2021 01:13am
Beauty, Intellect and Talent plus Boldness will make a good politician.
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Asim Jul 25, 2021 01:54am
Reagan became the President of the US and he was an actor!
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Hyra Jul 25, 2021 02:13am
Is she even serious? Its not a role playing for a day girl
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Truthful Jul 25, 2021 03:52am
Reema would have been way better on then imran khan for the least she opens her mouth sensibly
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Sameer Jul 25, 2021 04:08am
No doubt with Mehwish's connections...
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Anser Jul 25, 2021 05:06am
Imran is not there because of his cricket but his work ethics , honesty and more importantly his love for philanthropy! Start wearing branded clothes yes you can become PM of Pakistan!
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NINO Jul 25, 2021 08:07am
And in all likelihood she would make a betterPM than the incumbent!!
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Laila Jul 25, 2021 01:28pm
Well this spells disaster.... But then again was the American president Reagen not an actor before he went into politics? I and my household won't be voting for Ms Mehvish Hayat. Goodluck though.
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Parvez Jul 25, 2021 01:40pm
.....if a tea boy can become a Prime Minister .... why not an actor ?
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Usman Sarwar Jul 25, 2021 03:35pm
She should. She is beauty with brains.
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Habibullah Jul 26, 2021 01:19pm
At least, she will never be.
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Tariq Shah Jul 27, 2021 03:04am
No please no.... no more useless people in power.
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Nafisa Jul 29, 2021 04:16pm
@ali I so very much agree !!! Let’s not ruin the country just because one is popular/famous / pretty celebrity.. , we all love our nation equally doesn’t mean we all should be come PM / president… do what can without the Title!! Please.. with pandemic the world is in a mess , don’t add more mess !! stay home and be safe !!
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