Mehwish Hayat believes she could run for prime minister

‘If a cricketer can become prime minister then an actor can as well,’ she shared


Entertainment Desk July 24, 2021

Actor Mehwish Hayat recently revealed some grand career aspirations during an interview with a local news outlet. Hayat, who has solidified her position in the entertainment industry, is now looking to broaden her horizons by opting for a rather different career path. The actor shared during the interview that she would like to make a debut in the political arena soon but she does not wish to stop there. Hayat has her eyes set on the Premier’s seat.

 The Punjab Nahin Jaungi actor explained during a Q&A segment that she is becoming more interested in politics with time. “It is something I want to pursue as a subject,” shared Hayat. When asked by the host whether the actor would prefer to enter politics through parliament or via a political party, the Jawani Phir Nahin Ani actor said, “The intention is to help bring a positive change in the country. Time will better tell whether that happens by entering parliament or by forming my own political party.”

Explaining how she has been inspired by the politics of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), she shared, “I'm inspired by [their] politics because they've brought about good changes and a shift in societal thinking. Imran Khan was a cricketer before [he entered politics]. If a cricketer can become prime minister then surely an actress can also become one as well."

When questioned over whether she is interested in politically challenging Imran Khan and becoming the country’s next PM, she answered, "I don't want to challenge him but someone is bound to take his place later on and I can also become a contender for the prime minister's position."

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