ISLAMABAD – Pakistani actress Mahira Khan and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Pakistan (UNHCR) on Saturday visited Afghan registration center.
During the visit, goodwill ambassador and stunning actress Mahira Khan said that children are our future and we need to take steps for them.
In a social media post, Mahira wrote, “Since 2002, around 4.3 million Afghan refugees have returned back to Afghanistan under the largest voluntary return programme in the world. The UN refugee agency has been closely working with the Government of Pakistan and other partners to ensure that the rights of refugees are fully protected. Pakistan continues to host 1.39 million Afghan refugees.”
“You may ask, why should we care? We must care because more than half of the refugees are kids. A lot of them came unaccompanied, without their mothers or fathers.. a lot of them were even born here. They are our future, every child in the world is,” she added.
“No one chooses to be a refugee. No one chooses to leave their home,” concluded Mahira.