The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has announced Mahira Khan as their “newest Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan.”
Mahira, who previously visited several refugee camps in the country with UNHCR said she was “grateful and honoured” with the position.
She added that she was “proud to be born to a motherland that has opened its arms to refugees for over 40 years.”
In the video shared by the UNHCR, Mahira said: “Pakistan has set an example for the world, where a country has hosted refugees for the last 40 years. Four decades.”
“This is one cause because I feel so strongly about it, this is something I want to talk about, especially as Pakistan’s UNHCR National Goodwill Ambassador.”
Speaking further, Mahira said, “It was amazing to see despite the violence that they have faced, or the conflicts that they faced, they’re resilient people, they have defied all odds and they’re hopeful. They actually are hopeful, and, from now on, all we have to do is not give up.”
“This cause is not limited to a country and should not be limited to a country. So, I think first and foremost, there should be some sort of responsibility sharing,” the actor concluded.