Mahira Khan with Afghan kids.
Jabeen Adil, Staff Reporter
Pakistan’s famous actress and UN goodwill ambassador for Afghan refugees Mahira Khan raised her voice for the rights of displaced Afghan children.
The superstar has shared some photos on Instagram in which she is seen spending some time talking with Afghan refugee children.
She said “The dreams of displaced Afghans are no different than anyone else’s dreams.
To have a home
To send their children to school
To provide for their families.
They need peace to fulfil their dreams.
“I truly believe education is the key to success for every society. The Global Goals set a target of quality education for ALL. Refugees included
"At the Afghanistan2020, discussions on the quality of education will help secure the future of refugee children," she explains.
Her fan and co-workers commented on the post along with The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
The UNHCR is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
UNHCR said “Thank you so much for your incredible support, Mahira.”
TV and film actress Sarwat Gilani said “Well done, proud of you”!
One of her followers Tanisha said, “You’re such an inspiration…”
Mahira Khan, 35, is the leading actress in the Pakistan TV and film industry. She got famous after her blockbuster drama “Humsafar” and received several awards.
One of Pakistan’s favourite stars, Mahira also worked in Bollywood in “Raees” in a leading role co-starring Shah Rukh Khan.
“Mahira Khan came to the Indus Hospital to visit Nida, a cancer patient whose wish was to meet the actress. A huge thank you to Mahira for making Nida’s wish come true,” the tweet read.
“When the refugees of Makkah were welcomed by the Ansar of Medina with an open heart, the tradition of brotherhood and solidarity came alive,” Mahira said in the video.
“To this day, the nation has kept these traditions alive.”
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