KARACHI – Pakistani veteran TV actress, Naila Jaffri has decided to forego the financial support she was about to get from the government as a protest.
The actor said that she had applied to get help from President Mamnoon Hussain’s Artist Welfare Fund and a cheque of rupees 500,000 is in the process of being issued to her but she will no longer accept it since the government has allowed an Indian tycoon Sajjan Jindal in Pakistan with a no-police-inquiry visa.
“I cannot accept a dime from the government that entertains people from the very country that has been plotting against us our interests and our people,” reported Pakistani english daily, Express Tribune.
“I am glad that the government decided to offer me help but I really can’t accept this fund under present circumstances. The love, respect and prayers I have received from my people when they came to know of my illness is unimaginable and I won’t do anything that hurts their feelings,” she said during a telephonic conversation with ET’s correspondent Rafay Mahmood.
It is worth mentioning here that a news of actor Naila Jaffri battling cancer took social media by storm few weeks ago.