The Mehwish Hayat controversy occurred in July 2019 when the Pakistani actress and singer was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, the fourth-highest civilian award in Pakistan. The announcement of the award provoked an angry response from many Pakistanis, who criticised Hayat for not having done enough to deserve the honour. Furthermore, many were angered at what they perceived to be preferential treatment being given to Hayat because of her celebrity status and her perceived liberal views.
The controversy eventually led to the government defending its decision, with Prime Minister Imran Khan releasing a statement saying that Hayat had worked hard to promote Pakistan’s soft image abroad and had “played a key role in projecting a positive image of Pakistan”. However, the criticism continued and the government eventually backtracked, revoking her award and saying that the decision had been made “in the public interest”.
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