Mahira Khan appointed as the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan


Mahira Khan, who is known for her roles both in Bollywood and cinema and television in Pakistan, has been appointed as the National Goodwill Ambassador for The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “I feel privileged to have been chosen to serve this noble cause,” said Khan at the appointment ceremony in Islamabad. Khan has been doing her part in helping the refugees even prior to this appointment. She visited the Afghan refugees in Peshawar last year as part of a high-profile UN delegation. She has also spoken up for the needs of more than 1.4 million registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan in media interviews. At the ceremony, Khan paid tribute to Pakistan for hosting Afghan refugees, who were first uprooted by conflict 40 years ago. “I feel proud that my country has shown such generosity towards three generations of Afghan refugees,” she said. “By becoming UNHCR National Goodwill Ambassador, I wish to stand behind such incredible acts of hospitality and humanity,” she added.