Popular actor in the Pakistani entertainment industry, Azfar Rehman, has announced not to participate in the Hum Awards 2022 as an act of solidarity with flood victims. He shared the news of his withdrawal from his Instagram account.
Azfar stated that despite being nominated for the best negative character, he chose not to attend the ceremony. He asked the authorities to donate the amount of his ticket for flood relief work.
The announcement came after the leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Sharmila Farooqi, lashed out at celebrities for participating in award ceremonies rather than helping flood victims. People have also criticised celebrities on social media for not taking part in flood relief. Earlier, Hum Awards announced to donate a portion of ticket sales for the relief work in flood-affected areas.