The day of Elections 2018 has finally arrived in Pakistan. Citizens are flocking to polling stations for using their right to vote and select a government that they think can bring betterment. At the same times, social media is criticizing the celebrities like Mahira Khan for not casting a vote.
Celebrities Not Voting in General Elections 2018
Many of celebs from Pakistan’s showbiz industry are in Canada for Hum Awards. Social media users and the singer Farhan Saeed called out to celebrities for leaving Pakistan at such a crucial moment.
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) 23 July 2018
And, then followed a backlash from the public who shamed showbiz stars for not participating in the electoral process.
Now this is something worth mentioning 👍🏻. Good job bro, them people forgetting that this country had been providing them the platform all this time and when the country needs them this is the shame they are bringing us.
— zeeshan khan (@zeeshankhanMUFC) 23 July 2018
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsMany social media users opined that these showbiz stars beg viewers to watch Pakistani movies in the name of patriotism but when the country has called them during such a crucial moment they have left the country to take part in an award show.
For what “Humtv awards” u let go of a civic responsibility. What a disappointment. There are people flying in from all over to cast their vote and u all fly out. #HumAwards #PakistanElections2018 pic.twitter.com/ouQOxVvMpn
— Mahrukh Beyg (@mahrukhbeg) 25 July 2018
Mahira Khan’s Regret
Mahira Khan took to Instagram for responding to trolls. The actress who is one of the most inspirational Pakistani women talked about how unfortunate it was for her to not vote in Elections 2018.
As much as I want to be there tomorrow, it is unfortunate that I can not be. There was absolutely no way to delay my work commitment which was scheduled months in advance, I tried my best. And so with a heavy heart I will not be voting this year. I urge all of you to get out and vote!! May this year bring the change we all have been waiting to see. InshAllah. Pakistan zindabad!!! #nayapakistan🇵🇰
//www.instagram.com/embed.jsYasir Hussain Defending Stars
Tv host and actor Yasir Hussain also defended showbiz stars in an Instagram post. He talked about how it was important for celebs to be in Toronto to fulfill their commitment they made in form of contract.
Assalam u alykum.. Salam is liye k musalman Gali deny se pehly jawab zaroor den.. yeh picture aur aisi bohot si aur jis mai aap ko @saeedhumayun #bushraansari @mikaalzulfiqar @hareemfarooq @thekubism @mahirahkhan @haniaheheofficial @thekubism @atifaslam @ahmedalibutt aur bohot sary aisy log jinhon ne khushi aur gham mai aap sab ka sath dia dikhai de rahy hain. #1 hum sab ka contract for #humawards #election2018 ki date se pehly ho chuka tha.. wesy toh hum sab kehty hain “work is worship” magar hum kaam karen toh “chilling in Canada” ho jata hai.. aisa kyon?? Kyon aap k favourite celebrities har wakt kar baat har galti ki mafi mangty rahen.. hum sab aam insaan hain farishty nah . We work v hard to entertain you all . Kyon Atif Aslam Bushra ansari jesy legends ko hum aik min mai zero kar dety hain? Kyon #mahirakhan ki har baat ko pakarna hum ne apna qomi farz samajh lia hai.. mai ne 2 dafa vote cast kia hai magar kuch fark nahi para .. kya aik aam insaan ki tarha mai is saal ka vote mis nahi kar sakta?? Kya apni commitment ko poora nahi kar sakta ?? Kyon aap 18 se 30 saal k log apny se bary actors ko galiyan dety rehty hain?. Aap k gharon mai kya sirf vote k bary mai bataya jata hai baron ki izzat k bary mai nahi,?? Agar hamari bhool aik jurm hai toh hamary wapas aaty hi police hamen arrest kary aur case chalae.. naye Pakistan mai bhi hum behtar law and order hi chahty hain toh let’s start with that . #respect #peace #pakistanzindabad💚💚💚 Aur han @imranabbas.official agar aap k samny k naye bachy perform kar rahy hain toh dil bara karen aur machis ko pocket mai hi rakhen Shukria 🙏🏼
Well, it is a good omen that this year citizens were encouraging each other to come out and cast their vote in Elections 2018.