The 2018 Elections are in full swing, with a lingering tension you could cut with a knife in the air. Posters sway intermittently in the breeze, with looming grey clouds overhead. Wednesday marks what some are calling D-day, and the entire nation is ready to cast their vote. Various celebrities have declared who they’re going to be voting for, and have been urging all their fellow countrymen to come out and vote – Farhan Saeed has been very vocal, and in a recent tweet he asserted his opinion over those not casting his vote.
Farhan took to Twitter to call out various members from the industry who were ‘ traveling abroad at such a crucial time’
He expressed how it was ‘heart-breaking,’ and urged Pakistanis to not ‘take our country’s future for granted.’
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) July 23, 2018
While Farhan didn’t directly express what he was referring to, many agree that he is pointing out all the celebrities currently in Toronto, Canada for the Hum Awards on Saturday. Rehearsals are taking place a week before the event and a profound dollop of celebrities won’t be present on Wednesday to cast a vote.
Twitter users quickly picked up on the singer-turned-actor allegedly shading Pakistani celebrities currently in Toronto prepping for the Hum Awards
Mostly actors in Toronto for hum awards
— Fiya (@Fariha_Nazir) July 23, 2018
…Condemning them all for missing out on such an important event
What a shame!!
So many overseas Pakistanis r traveling back to Pakistan just to vote
And these ppl r going out of Pakistan?? Just for the ceremony?
— نسرین (@Nas_k27) July 23, 2018
— Aamenah Khan (@aamenah_khan) July 23, 2018
Many lauded him for raising this point,
— MahwishSolanki مہوش (@mahwishSulanki) July 23, 2018
— عمارہ 🇵🇰 (@ammarah30) July 23, 2018
And agreed with his opinion
You're absolutely right.. Half of our industry stars move to Canada for hum awards show bcz award show is more important
@KubraMKhan @realhaniahehe @TheMahiraKhan #YasirHussain #ShazKhan and many more…
Sirf tabdeli ka tweet krne se tabdeli nh ahe gi 😏 shame @Humtvnetwork
— Asmmmyyy (@AsmaHanifyy) July 23, 2018
Yes indeed. I second you. This is just so sad to see. People follow our celebrities and they’re leaving for Canada one after another which is just so heartbreaking to witness.
— وزیر اعظم عمران خان (@abeerayy_19) July 23, 2018
I'm so glad that someone said this out loud. I wish everyone would understand how crucial it is to get out and vote. For our own present and future.
— Samia Mazahir (@SamiaMPardhan) July 23, 2018
It's so heartbreaking to see majority of them traveling abroad just before elections😔
— ایمن (@shaat_up) July 23, 2018
Yeah… We have to stand for our country…. Of we r a good patriot….Pakistan is our responsibility …we have to take it on the top together…
Now Pakistan disorve a great leader to stand… #AbSirfImranKhan
— Tashaa Jabeen💕 (@NataxhaJ) July 23, 2018
Totally agree with u sub ko sochna chye k vote ke kia importance ha 😊
— Momna Mehmud (@MomnaMehmud) July 23, 2018
Really appreciate your effort for persuading people for this election.#vote_For_pakistan
— Faiza khan (@faizakhn1999) July 23, 2018
What do you think of Farhan’s tweet? Do you agree or disagree?