Mehwish Hayat To Give Life To Benazir Bhutto’s Story

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Mehwish Hayat to give life to Benazir Bhutto’s story

The actress says I am privileged to have been given the opportunity to research and learn more about Bhutto's life

Islamabad (Pakistan Point News – 22nd June, 2018) Renowned actress Mehwish Hayat has shared something very exciting on former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Benazir Bhutto’s birthday.

Mehwish Hayat took to Instagram on Thursday and shared her feelings on the occasion of Bhutto’s birthday and said it is an ideal time to reflect on her undoubted achievements.

"We have broken glass ceilings, we have broken the stereotypes, and we have been and continue to be prepared to go the extra mile, to be judged by unrealistic standards, to be held more accountable," the actress started off with a quote by Bhutto.

“Today would have been Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto's 65th birthday. It is an ideal time to reflect on her undoubted achievements. I have never really been a political person but leaving that aside there is no denying the great strides she made for women's empowerment and equality in our country - everything we are still fighting for even today. There was a time when she made women believe that almost anything was possible - she gave us hope and inspired us to reach for the stars,” she said.

The actress hinted towards playing Benazir Bhutto’s role in a biopic as she said she is privileged to have been given the opportunity to research and learn more about her life.

Mehwish said that she looks forward to giving life to Benazir Bhutto’s story soon.

“I am privileged to have been given the opportunity to research and learn more about her life and sitting here I can only reflect on so much more that could have been had she not lost her life so tragically. The sign of a true leader is the legacy they leave behind and the reverence with which the people remember her irrespective of party allegiances. She was a truly remarkable woman and I look forward to giving life to her story soon,” she added.

The actress wrote this as she shared her picture holding a book on Benazir Bhutto and reflecting over her life.

Have a look:

‘Daughter of the East’ Benazir Bhutto was commemmorted on her 65th birthday on June 21, Thursday.

Benazir was born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto.

She got her education from Harvard and Oxford and returned to Pakistan after her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s hanging. Benazir led a movement for restoration of democracy in Pakistan against the military rule. Since then, she was elected prime minister three times and went to exile after her third time.

On October 18, 2007, she decided to return to Pakistan despite security threats. She avoided a blast on that day but was later targeted in a gun and bomb attack at Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007.

She is still remembered as one of the most dynamic and resilient leaders of all times.

Mehwish's post has got us excited and we look forward to how she does justice to this role.

Mahnoor Sheikh

The writer is News Editor, Pakistan Point. She has graduated in Mass Communication and has worked in various media houses