Pakistani celebrities have been making waves for their red carpet looks at the annual HUM Awards but some faces missing at the event were Hira Mani and her husband Mani. The actors have been on a US tour in collaboration with the Indus Hospital in an effort to raise funds for victims of the floods in Pakistan.
On September 6, Hira shared a clip of herself on Instagram where she highlighted that Pakistan is going through the “worst humanitarian crisis that it has seen in the past decade” and how everyone has the responsibility to help during this trial of “epic proportions”. “Right now we have to embrace the flood affectees the same way all us Pakistanis came together at the time of earthquake and we went above and beyond in helping each other out,” she said.
After her mission to collect funds in the US, the Ibn-e-Hawwa actor told Images that they collected more than $2 million from eight cities and there are still eight more to visit as part of their campaign. The money is being collected to set up medical relief camps.
While thanking God for the opportunity she and her husband Mani got, the actor said, “This is my reward that I got from the people sitting in front of me, the overseas Pakistanis, and I will take this reward for the people of Pakistan who are currently going through a difficult time.”
Her effort was also appreciated by actor Nadia Afgan who shared a post highlighting her collection from each city. The Suno Chanda star wrote that she’s proud of Hira and said people often spread news of her mistakes and slip-ups but very few people know what a simple and good person she is. “This was not an easy task but you did it,” Afgan said, with a prayer for her.
On August 26, the hospital’s official YouTube account shared the video announcing that the celebrities would be visiting 21 cities in the US for fundraising efforts. They have collected funds from Detroit, San Antonio, Minneapolis, Atlanta, St.Louis, North Carolina, Austin and Chicago. Now they will be heading to Dallas on Saturday and Columbus on Sunday. After that they will be heading to New Jersey, Santa Calrita, Portland, Tampa, Orlando and Boston as their last stop.