KARACHI: Pakistan’s #1 Actress Mehwish Hayat came to the defense of former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf after the latter released a statement alleging his lawyer was not being heard in the high treason case relating to the imposition of emergency rule in Pakistan in 2007.
Musharraf, who has been residing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a while now, felt under the weather last week and was admitted to the hospital.
Hayat took to social networking platform Twitter to vent her frustration over the treatment being meted out to the former president on social media, and asked her followers to leave politics aside when dealing with a sick man who wanted to be heard in court.
“Let’s put politics aside for one moment. This man was our President & guided us through some every difficult times. Like him or loathe him, he deserves the opportunity to be heard,” the actress wrote on Twitter in an apparently apolitical message that quickly went viral.
Let’s put politics aside for one moment. This man was our President & guided us through some every difficult times. Like him or loathe him, he deserves the opportunity to be heard. At least we can grant him that dignity.After all does the law not say”Innocent till proven guilty”? pic.twitter.com/ys2Sbyph64
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) December 4, 2019
“At least we can grant him that dignity. After all does the law not say innocent till proven guilty?” she added, as users from across Pakistan filled her mentions on Twitter and complimented or condemned her for the statement, based on their respective political leanings.