A Twitter user questioned actor Mehwish Hayat’s work ethic and claimed that she has “used political leaders as pawns” for her gain in the industry and she is not staying quiet about it. The tweet was part of the aftermath of the smear campaign against female actors. It was under Hayat’s post on the bird-app about taking legal action against all false allegations maligning her name and character.
“It’s true our actresses get awards and roles because of having affairs with elite and high-class people or institutes. Why act all pure now? Just accept it and move on,” wrote a user. In 2019, Hayat received the prestigious national award, the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, for her services to the entertainment industry.
In response to this heinous accusation, Hayat requested the user to remove the tweet immediately and threatened to take legal action if the tweep failed to comply.
Replying to it, Hayat asked the user to remove the tweet immediately or she’d take legal action. “This post falls under the Sindh High Court rulings yesterday of harassment/defamation. Unless it is immediately removed, we will be reporting your account to the necessary authorities for appropriate legal action,” she wrote.
The tweet has now been removed.
Earlier this week, the London Nahi Jaunga actor approached Sindh High Court to take legal action against anyone who has been circulating defamatory content against her on social media. After the actor's petition, SHC has given Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) two weeks to have the content removed.
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