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Mahira Khan regrets not voting as celebrities get called out for leaving country

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has shared her regret at not being able to vote amid social media backlash against celebrities who flew abroad for an awards ceremony ahead of general elections.

Many leading celebrities from the Pakistan television, fashion and music industries are in Toronto, Canada for an awards show organised by a private TV network which is scheduled to be held on July 28. The absence of some of the most prominent names during the polls riled up social media users, who slammed the celebrities for being away at such a crucial occasion.

Mahira, via her Instagram, clarified that she “tried her best” but “unfortunately…there was absolutely no way to delay my work commitment.”

“As much as I want to be there tomorrow, it is unfortunate that I can not be. There was absolutely no way to delay my work commitment which was scheduled months in advance, I tried my best. And so with a heavy heart I will not be voting this year. I urge all of you to get out and vote!! May this year bring the change we all have been waiting to see.

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