Pakistan is one of the most charitable nations in the world. No matter what calamity befalls, Pakistanis always come to the forefront to help others. In the light of Covid-19, a lot of celebrities and media personnels have started taking matters in their hands by helping those around them who in these difficult times are finding it hard to stay afloat. There are a lot of celebrities who have started charity and are openly asking for donations. Everything they are doing is being posted on the social media because they believe in transparency and want to make sure that the donors know their contribution amounts are being used for the right cause.
As much as these charities started by celebrities are being appreciated all across the country, there are also some celebrities who are not being appreciative towards the approach. They are nowhere doubting the intentions of those who are trying their best to help the people, but these celebrities are concerned about the people who are being brought into the limelight while taking the donations. These celebrities believe that everything can and should be done stealthily because this way, it won’t affect the self-esteem of those who already must be feeling embarrassed for taking aid from others.
The internet, like all the other subjects is also divided on this subject where those who are publicly doing charity are being lauded, there are also those people who are definitely agreeing to the notion that charity should not be publicized.
These are the Pakistani celebrities who have spoken against publicized charity happening during Covid-19 lockdown:
Faysal Qureshi was very clear in putting his stance across. He has no issues with the charities that are being done but he most certainly has an issue with the way pictures and videos are being made viral when the ration bags are being handed out to the poor and needy. Faysal Qureshi feels a lot for those who are taking help at this time and he feels their self-esteem is very important and shouldn’t be compromised upon for the sake of posting a few pictures on social media.