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TV&Showbiz

Web Desk
April 17, 2021

Hajra Yamin urges Karachiities to fight societal injustice on silence in Pakistan

TV&Showbiz

Web Desk
Sat, Apr 17, 2021
Hajra Yamin urges Karachiities to fight societal injustice on silence in Pakistan

Pakistani actor Hajra Yamin gets candid about the silent injustices attacking Pakistan in her plea for a more vocal Karachi.

The star addressed the Pakistani tradition of quiet acceptance in a recent video message and was quoted saying, "When unwanted guests come to your house and refuse to go away, what do you do?"

“When your aunt comments on your weight, what do you do? When members of your house choose your career and your life path against your will, what do you do? You stay quiet."

"The street is damaged from one side? Stay quiet and take another route. Phone got stolen? Stay quiet and buy a new one. Policemen are asking for a bribe? Stay quiet and hand them some cash. Sugar is too expensive? Stay quiet and start drinking unsweetened tea."

In her concluding message Yamin urged Karachiities to stand tall and voice off against the injustice plaguing the country. She in a final sarcastic quip she claimed, "Looking at this attitude of staying quiet, an intelligent man had a wonderful idea. He decided to collect all the rich people in one area, and snatch everything from them. What is the most they're gonna do, stay quiet?"

"So this idea of a housing society was really successful. They stole electricity? People got generators. They restricted access to water? They got tankers. They stopped giving water but started charging a hefty bill for it? They paid it, of course. Started facing thefts, they hired private guards. So this way, they quietly went on to spend their lives."