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Mahira Khan lauds Pakistan’s service to Afghan refugees on ‘World Refugee Day’

Pakistan supported Afghan refugees, commemorating the United Nations World Refugee Day.

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Mahira Khan posted a tweet appreciating the efforts of Pakistan in supporting the Afghan refugees to commemorate the United Nations World Refugee Day.


Khan lauded Pakistan’s relentless efforts in providing shelter to the millions of displaced Afghan immigrants.

Mahira Khan posted a video on her Twitter account in which she shed light on the plights faced by displaced refugees. She further stated that refugees are the victims of the war, who after losing their homes are denied basic amenities of life like food, water, shelter, and education.

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She cited the instance of brotherly relations demonstrated between the Ansars of Medina and Muhajirin of Makka. She acknowledged that Pakistan living up to the tradition set by Islam has been immensely servicing their brothers from cross-border Afghanistan for decades. “To this day, the nation has kept these traditions alive”, said Mahira Khan.

Khan captioned the video “They’ve been denied a home.. but we haven’t denied them hope. Pakistan has been hosting millions of Afghan refugees over several years and continues to do so, we have given them a home within our motherland.”

Mahira Khan said that these people are innocent and are vulnerable and entails extra care from us.

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The video also stated the fact that 85% of these Afghan refugees were denied shelters in developed countries like North Korea and United States of America. Hence, few other developing countries besides Pakistan have hosted a large influx of Afghan immigrants.

In the following tweet, Khan quoted an alarming fact developed by UN on the rate of migration worldwide.

“More than70 million people were forced to flee in 2018. That’s one person every two seconds who have been denied a home. Please join me and take a #StepWithRefugees this #WorldRefugeeDay, wrote Mahira Khan.

Mahira Khan is the Goodwill ambassador of United Nations in Pakistan. She visited the refugee camps in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa last year with United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees Chief Filippo Grandi, who was in Pakistan for a three-day visit along with UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock. The actress felt happy after meeting Afghan refugees and stated that she wants to help them personally.