Hum TV Network has responded to controversy surrounding its star-studded event, Hum Awards taking place in Toronto this weekend.
The event has been marred in controversy due to some artists flying out of Pakistan for rehearsals for the awards. Due to this, the artists in question were unable to vote in this week’s Pakistan elections. Some questioned the timing of the event and why it was not pushed back to avoid the conflict.
Mahira Khan, Humayun Saeed, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Hareem Farooq, Ahmed Ali Butt, Yasir Hussain are some of the names that will be attending the event.
The statement by Hum TV Network said, “Hum Network has always been very proud of being Pakistan’s biggest entertainment broadcast network.
Referring to the 6th Hum Awards, it’s date was decided at least six months in advance as an event of this magnitude requires a lot of planning and preparation. Also, since a lot of resources have to be committed for the event it is not possible to change the date.
It is worth mentioning here that many of the artists participating in the Awards have cast their votes today and then left for the Awards. However a few had to leave earlier as they were required for rehearsals.”
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