Pakistani actor Azfar Rahman has backed out from the upcoming award show in solidarity with the flood victims of Pakistan. The much-talked-about award show is scheduled to be held in Canada.
Taking to Instagram, Azfar Rahman said that he has requested that his ticket and stay money be donated to the flood victims. Azfu shared on Instagram. “Sorry to disappoint my fans in Toronto Canada, I shall not be attending Hum Awards this year even though I’m nominated in the best actor in a negative role category,” said Azfar Rahman in an Instagram post.
He went on to add, “I stand in solidarity with my brothers and sisters drowning in the floods. I request the authority at the awards to kindly donate my ticket and stay money to the flood relief.” His several co-stars including Ayesha Omar, Mehwish Hayat, Nadia Afgan, and others have appreciated the stance of the actor.
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Pakistani celebrities are coming under intense criticism on social media for traveling to Canada for an awards show at a time when Pakistan is hit by a major catastrophe.
Leading female politician of PPP Sharmila Faruqi had called out Pakistani celebs traveling to Canada for the awards show.
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Several internet users also joined her while shaming and calling out Pakistani celebrities for traveling out of Pakistan while the country is struck by devastating floods. She shared the picture collage of Angelina Jolie, a Hollywood actress, who is visiting flood-affected areas of Pakistan, and images of Pakistani celebrities preparing for their performances for the award show and enjoying themselves in Canada.
She said, “Here is Angelina Jolie visiting our worst flood-affected district Dadu, spreading love & hope, and appealing to the international community to come for our help. In sharp contrast to this, our Pakistani shining stars are all in Toronto for awards, making merry and ready for some scintillating performances.”