Senior journalist Ansar Abbasi has criticized Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and the incumbent government over a TV commercial and demanded of Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action and ban such “vulgar dance” videos on national televisions. Referring to a commercial of a local manufacturing biscuit company (TV commercial), featuring Mehwish Hayat, Ansar called the dance a ‘mujra’.
Pakistani actor Mehwish Hayat wants former first lady of United States Michelle Obama to become the next president of the country. The actor appreciated Michelle Obama for efficiently running Obama Foundation. Recently, Michelle Obama visited schools in Vietnam and Malaysia where she praised the work of women in the field of education promotion and women’s education.
Popular actor and Tamgha e Imtiaz recepient, Mehwish Hayat outrightly rejected the idea of judging people on basis of ‘physical attributes’ after being placed on the list of top 50 Sexiest Asian Women. Hayat claimed she was not flattered by all the congratulatory messages she received for making it to the fifth spot on the list- even though she was ten years ago.
Pakistani actress and recipient of the prestigious Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, has been appointed a goodwill ambassador for girls’ rights by the Ministry of Human Rights. Hayat announced about her appointment in a video message on Twitter saying: “Delighted to be appointed by the Ministry of Human Rights as Goodwill Ambassador 4 the rights of the girl child.”
A leaked video of Mehwish Hayat’s has sparked #RevokeMehwishHayatCivilAward trend on Twitter. Talking to Express News, Hayat was asked to make a comment about Kashmir, to which she responded by saying, “Nothing about Kashmir! I’ve been asked not to speak about Kashmir here.” Soon after the video went viral on Twitter, the hashtag started trending and many called Mehwish out for her ‘selective activism.’
Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat has been chosen by international Magazine, “Muslim Vibe” as one of the top five Muslim women in the world who are breaking stereotypes. Mehwish made the list alongside other inspirational women like Manal Rostom, an Egyptian athlete, Ilhan Omar, member of the US House of Representatives, Linda Sarsour, an American political activist, and American sabre fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad.