Mehwish Hayat flashes Pakistan flood appeal on Sky News, BBC

By: News Desk
Published: 12:44 PM, 3 Sep, 2022
Mehwish Hayat flashes Pakistan flood appeal on Sky News, BBC
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All Pakistanis, including Mehwish Hayat, are doing their share to help the flood victims as a result of the extensive and massive destruction inflicted by the floods.  The actor, who also serves as the brand ambassador for Penny Appeal, made an appearance on Sky News and BBC to discuss how she felt like doing more than just tweeting about this phenomenon.

Hayat released footage from both of her interviews on Instagram on Friday. The actor stated in an interview with Sky News that "one third of the country has drowned under water, 50 million people are displaced, and there have been 1,500 deaths that we are aware of, but there are so many areas that people and aid organizations are unable to access to get to the people who really need help right now."

She added: “I really wanted to do something about it and I felt that I needed to do more than just tweet and that’s why I’m working the charity organization Penny Appeal to get help wherever needed. Penny Appeal is on ground in 13 most affected areas and according to a recent report out of 160 districts 72 have been declared as disaster zones by the government. You can imagine the scale of the damage, the disaster and the fact that so much help is needed on every front.”

Along with her plea, she warned the audience about the impending winter season, which is already difficult for people, and the waterborne infections that are spreading because of the still water. Those folks are currently dealing with it while being relocated and without a place to stay.

Moreover, Punjab Nahi Jaungi actress pointed out the issue that more than 70,000 women are about to give birth in these hard times and they have no food or shelter. 

Hayat said she would visit the areas affected by the flood and pleaded with people to give whatever they can, which might aid thousands of people who are suffering.

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