Mehwish Hayat talks about Palestine and the crisis in Gaza amidst her best actress win

For a cause

On a night filled with glitz and glamour, acclaimed actor Mehwish Hayat added another feather to her cap by bagging the Best Actress award for her remarkable performance in the movie London Nahi Jaunga at the recently held International Pakistan Prestige Awards (IPPA). Mehwish, known not only for her acting prowess but also for her advocacy of significant social causes, delivered a powerful and heartfelt acceptance speech that resonated with fans and the audience alike. Mehwish chose to shed light on the ongoing atrocities in Gaza. The star stated, “It’s hard to feel joy when you see all that is happening in Gaza. As Dr King says, ‘Staying silent is as dangerous as speaking up.’ I’m told speaking about these issues in your country carries risks. No child’s life is disposable. No child’s life should be collateral damage.” She called for an “immediate ceasefire” and an end to the “vicious cycle of violence.” In a world often marked by conflict and division, her words serve as a reminder that individuals, especially those with a public platform, have the power to be agents of positive change and harmony.