Pakistani artists from yesteryear have gone through some very bad conditions in their time after leaving the industry. Many senior artists could not get work and did not have money for even medicines in their last years. Moreover, we have also seen many legends getting ignored and then posthumously being awarded by the State when they were not even there to enjoy the moment of acknowledgement.
Haseeb Pasha aka Hamoon Jadugar from Ainak Wala Jin has also gone through this. After giving a huge hit on television and influencing kids through his fabulous performance, he has kept at educating the masses and children through his live shows. He has performed all over Pakistan and he is still imparting important education to children like dengue awareness through his live shows.
He was a guest on Hafiz Ahmed’s podcast where he revealed that he has been nominated multiple times by PTV administration for an award and whenever he would reach to receive it, some other artist who has died would be given his award last minute. He later came to know that his Tamgha e Imtiaz was given to Mehwish Hayat and he was disappointed when he found that out. He said that he does not know who Mehwish is and she must have given a beautiful performance in some drama but he as a senior artist who has served children of Pakistan since decades should have been given the honour before a young artist.
Here is what he had to say: