Leading female politician of PPP Sharmila Faruqi calls out Pakistani celebs who are traveling to Canada for the HUM TV awards show.
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.”
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She went on to add, “Not a single one of them even bothered to visit any flood-affected area or show any solidarity in cash or kind except for Hadiqa Kiani. Though I truly believe in cultural activities, award shows, performances, etc, promoting our talent and our artists and actors are second to none. But It would have been great support if all of them had reached out to their fellow countrymen who have lost their homes, lives, and livelihood to the devastating floods.”
Adding how “there is a time for everything, to celebrate, to mourn”, the PPP leader added, “We have a humanitarian crisis in our country, this is the time to stand by them, with them, to hold, support, and love them. Each one of us has a responsibility towards our nation and its people who have given us so much. It’s payback time.”
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Former actress Noor also called them out and appreciated Hadiqa Kiani and Resham for visiting flood victims.
“Watching Angelina Jolie visit Pakistan is embarrassing when our so-called celebrities, who reach every mall and dance on every street for promotional events of their upcoming projects, are nowhere to be seen. Hadiqa Kiani and Resham are exceptions,” said Noor on Instagram.