10 Reasons Why Mehwish Hayat Is Pakistan’s Iron Lady

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Mehwish Hayat is a talent we all can see making a big name. For all her contributions outside the entertainment industry, there is no denying the veteran actress is actually Pakistan’s iron lady.

1) She called for a hockey revival in Pakistan

Mehwish Hayat told journalists at the Abdul Sattar Hockey Stadium in Karachi that, just like Pakistani cinema has been revived, sports such as hockey also need a revival in Pakistan. She truly is one of the major supporters of progress in Pakistan, in all sectors. Since it is Pakistan’s national sport, it deserves more attention.

2) She’s the ambassador for a global charity ‘Penny Global’

Unlike a lot of celebrities, Mehwish Hayat is not all talk. She’s the ambassador for Penny Global, a global charity organisation, and plans to rebuild schools in Sukkur, Sindh, in order to give children there a chance to receive an education. She truly has a heart of gold.

3) Muslim Vibe chose her as one of the 5 most inspirational Muslim women

Along with other amazing Muslim women, such as Egyptian athlete Manal Rostom and humanitarian politician Ilhan Omar, Mehwish Hayat was praised for her humanitarian work in Muslim Vibe’s article, and rightfully so.

4) She will run in Penny Appeal’s London Marathon 2020 Challenge

She intends to help the children of Pakistan receive education and thrive in the world. In this regard, she also went to meet the children she’s aiming to help and promised to make sure that they receive the education they deserve.

5) She has spoken in support of Kashmir and its plight multiple times.

Mehwish Hayat has been among many faces from the Pakistani showbiz industry to have spoken out for the Kashmiri brethren.

6) She gives out patriot vibes

On Pakistan Day, she posted: “But let’s remember what the Quaid said, ‘There are two powers in the world. One is the sword and the other the pen. However, there is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.’ #pakistanzindabad Pakistan hai to hum hain!”. She truly is an icon and inspiration for all women.

She represents Pakistan in an incredibly positive light all over the world.

7) She received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

For her amazing performances in film and TV, she received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz. When criticised, she was able to shut down trolls with a cool.

“A man is never questioned on the merit of receiving an award…I have been awarded in the category of acting. If any other [female] actor was given the same award, they would be trolled too,” she responded to the controversies.

8) She wrote a powerful CNN opinion piece

She spoke of the danger that comes with people like Priyanka Chopra’s brand of patriotism, stating that people should aim for peace and unity, not divisiveness.

She sid people like Priyanka Chopra are the reason celebrities are told not to talk about serious social and political issues, and the reason Mehwish herself has had to pick her battles when it comes to her speeches.

“My intention when speaking about women’s rights, girls’ education, or supporting humanitarian charity work is to unite people — not divide them,” she wrote.

9) She gave a truly amazing speech on the importance of peace and the misrepresentation Pakistan has undergone in mainstream media

Mehwish Hayat gave a rousing speech in Oslo, Norway, whilst receiving the Pride of Performance award. She talked about the fact that India uses their film industry to depict Pakistanis in a negative light, rather than aiming for accurate depictions and fostering the peace they talk so much about. Everyone immediately hailed her as an icon, and the few Indians that tried to object were shut down by her in seconds.

10) Mehwish Hayat’s comebacks are absolutely savage!