Mahira Khan has been named the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan.
The announcement of her appointment was shared by the UNHCR, UN Refugee Agency through social media.
UNHCR made the announcement by sharing a video of Mahira speaking about her passion for the cause, with a caption, “We’re delighted to announce that Mahira Khan is our newest Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan”.
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) November 6, 2019
The Superstar also took to social media sharing about her appointment. In a tweet, she wrote:” Grateful and honoured to be a @Refugees goodwill ambassador for Pakistan. Proud to be born to a motherland that has opened its arms to refugees for over 40 years “.
Grateful and honoured to be a @Refugees goodwill ambassador for Pakistan🙏🏼Proud to be born to a motherland that has opened its arms to refugees for over 40 years 🇵🇰🙌🏼 @UNHCRPakistan https://t.co/kGagHGJLlv
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) November 6, 2019
In the video shared by UNHCR, Mahira Khan shares her views reflecting on the cause, saying, “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, especially as Pakistan’s UNHCR National Goodwill Ambassador”.
“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 further added.