Since the last few days, the news of Mehwish Hayat being awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz this National Day have been circling around, giving rise to many opinions as to whether the “Jawani Phir Nahi Aani” star really deserve it or not.
The actress recently took to social media to have her say on the matter and she seemed rather confident.
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So the cat is out of the bag. I have been humbled by the news that the President of Pakistan will bestow me with the tamgha – e – Imtiaz. (Medal of Excellence) on Pakistan day . 🎖 One never expects this sort of recognition but I am most flattered that the powers that be decided my contribution to Pakistani Cinema worthy of such a prestigious civil honour. I made a conscious decision early on in my career to remain in Pakistan and to build up our own cinema and I have MashaAllah been blessed with 6 of the biggest hits in the recent years. From Billi to Meeru in loadwedding, my God it has been one hell of a journey ! When I travel globally my heart swells with pride when I am referred to as “Pakistani Actress, Mehwish Hayat”. My country is my identity and I will do whatever I can to not let it down. I look at others before me who have received this prestigious award – greats of our industry – and am honoured to be following in their footsteps. This is a major milestone in my life and I am blessed to have achieved it at such a young age. Hard work always pays off and it just goes to show that dreams do come true. I would like to thank all my colleagues, my family, and the fans without whom this would never have been possible .❤️ it doesn’t get any better than this! 🙏😇 #MehwishHayat #tamghaeimtiaz #PakistanDay 🇵🇰#gratitude #Blessed
Sharing her excitement the “Punjab Nahi Jaungi” actor said that she never expected this kind of recognition but she is flattered that her work is worthy enough to be awarded with such a prestigious civil honor and that her decision of staying in Pakistan and working for Pakistani cinema earlier in her career is what lead her where she is today.
Being one of the youngest people to be awarded with such a great honour, Hayat said that she believes it’s only her hard work and the support by colleagues, family and fans that led her to this point.
We wish Mehwish the best in the coming years of her career and expect her work to only get better.