In catastrophic times of more than half of Pakistan drowning in floods following torrential rains, people have come together to collect donations for relief. Veteran actor Meera, who's currently in New York, has decided to put her craft and talent to good use too. Staging a dance performance at Times Square, the Nazar actor requested viewers to raise money for victims.
Posting videos and images on her social media from her performances, Meera stated that she’s ready to perform anywhere in the world “as long as at least one bereaved family is able to have a roof over their heads.” With the multiple posts on her accounts and on several social media platforms, displaying snippets from her rather eclectic performances, Meera aims to raise awareness across the world of the intensity of destruction happening in multiple parts of Pakistan currently.
Dressed to the nines in a beautiful bright pink gharara and long kurta with heavy silver embroidery, the star explained the purpose of her performance to followers on Instagram. “Today I performed in New York to raise money for flood victims. My sincere request to Muslims everywhere is as follows: Please let's join hands and work towards this jointly. Let's just open our hearts and homes to the families of flood victims. Together, we can accomplish anything. Let's not belittle those that ask for assistance. Together, we can.”
Recognising her responsibility as an artist, she added, “Being an artist and the most sensitive element of the society, I am willing to perform for flood victims anywhere in the world as long as at least one bereaved family is able to have a roof over their heads. I am grateful to the dignified chief organiser Ayesha Ali and all the other organizers of the Brooklyn fundraising event for the special invitation and for providing me with the opportunity to participate in this noble cause.”
In a separate post, Meera also gave a shoutout to ex-prime minister Imran Khan’s telethon, an international fundraising event for flood affectees. “Imran khan is going to raise funds for the flood victims via telethon shortly. I request all of my fans to come forward and support the great cause,” she wrote.
Apart from Meera, many celebrities and public figures namely Shehzad Roy, Faysal Quraishi, Humayun Saeed, Sarwat Gilani among others are using their platforms to raise awareness and share authentic sources to donate to the victims of floods in the country.