If you are privileged this battle is yours more than anyone else’s: Mahira Khan

Published: March 25, 2020
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Popular actor Mahira Khan recently tweeted to remind the privileged about their responsibilities in a crisis. She spoke for the plight of those who could no longer earn for themselves amidst the lock-down, making it clear that the well-off need to take care of them.

She also emphasised on the need to spread awareness and providing paid leaves to make lives easier for those not capable of surviving a month without working.

The Superstar actor took to Twitter and wrote, “If you are educated, if you can survive a month without work or in a position of power/privilege then this battle is yours more than anyone else’s!”.

She added, “We must take care of those who are not in our position – make them aware, give them paid leaves, make their life easy! #COVID2019.”

Khan had earlier asked people to kinder than usual. She said, “Be kinder than you feel. At this point, when we are all at home and worried, anxiety runs high. Think about those who already suffer from other health ailments – physical and mental.”

The nationwide tally of COVID-19 patients has crossed 1,037 with 413 cases in Sindh; 115 in Balochistan; 296 in Punjab; 117 in K-P; 80 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 15 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Another coronavirus patient passed away in a Rawalpindi hospital, bring the national tally of fatalities to eight. The patient had returned to the country from the United Kingdom and she was hospitalised since March 21.

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