KARACHI: Actress Mehwish Hayat will be part of the ‘Oscar Selection Committee’ this year that will select Pakistan’s entry for the awards.
The actress took to Instagram and wrote, “I am honoured to be part of the Oscar Selection Committee for this year alongside our own two-time Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.”
Hayat said that she was looking forward to seeing the nominated films and choosing one as Pakistan’s official submission. “At least this is one way that we can be putting a positive image of our country and highlighting our talent on the world stage,” she added.
Along with Hayat, Pakistani fashion designer Hassan Sheheryar Yasin will also be part of the Oscar committee for 2020. The designer took to his social media and announced the news, “Humbled and proud to be part of the Oscar committee for 2020.”