Dreams Do Come True: Mehwish Hayat On Being Nominated For Tamgha-i-Imtiaz
She will be conferred with Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in the Pakistan Day ceremony.
Reacting to the nomination, the actress expressed her gratitude saying, “She has been humbled by the news.”
Taking to Instagram while sharing a picture of herself wearing green and white, the actress wrote, “So the cat is out of the bag. I have been humbled by the news that the President of Pakistan will bestow me with the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz. (Medal of Excellence) on Pakistan day.”
She said that she had never expected this recognition but she was glad to be honoured with the civil award.
“One never expects this sort of recognition but I am most flattered that the powers that be decided my contribution to Pakistani Cinema worthy of such a prestigious civil honour. I made a conscious decision early on in my career to remain in Pakistan and to build up our own cinema and I have MashaAllah been blessed with 6 of the biggest hits in the recent years.
She went on to tell how proud she is of her ‘Pakistani’ identity.
“When I travel globally my heart swells with pride when I am referred to as “Pakistani Actress, Mehwish Hayat”. My country is my identity and I will do whatever I can to not let it down,” she said.
Mehwish Hayat also paid a tribute to earlier recipients of the award and said she is honoured to be following in their footsteps.
“This is a major milestone in my life and I am blessed to have achieved it at such a young age. Hard work always pays off and it just goes to show that dreams do come true,” the Load Wedding star added.
At least 127 foreign and Pakistani nationals will be awarded for services in their respective fields.