Rumors had it that there is a secret project going on with Mahira Khan but nobody knew what it is. Just a day before she herself shared that she visited the Afghan refugee camp in Karachi. She has been consecutively working with UNHCR (united nations high commission of refugees). Mostly Afghan refugees, but this time the story that she shared on her Instagram was heart melting.
These two boys followed me around the whole time. They hadn’t watched any of my films but they insisted they knew someone called Raja. They said ‘Raja hero hai!’. We kept trying to guess who they are talking about. Finally, they sang a song from @varundvn ‘s film. They also said they want to be like him.
Told them one day inshAllah they will be.
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These two boys followed me around the whole time. They hadn’t watched any of my films but they insisted they knew someone called Raja. They said ‘Raja hero hai!’. We kept trying to guess who they are talking about. Finally they sang a song from @varundvn ‘s film. They also said they want to be like him. Told them one day inshAllah they will be ❤️ #unhcrpakistan #unhcr @unhcrpakistan
Varun then responded to Mahira’s call and was very happy.
“That’s so amazing that you’re doing this work @mahirakhan. I saw the video and it brought a big smile to my face. Sending lots of love, thank you for sharing.”
He also thanked Mahira for the video that she shared with him!
She’s the most humble yet elegant actress Pakistan could ever have! She’s making Pakistan proud
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A lot of times my job has allowed me to witness days and moments that humble me. Today was one of those days. Today I’m also proud to say that my country is one of the most generous countries of the world. The Government and people of Pakistan – with the support of the international community – have been generously hosting Afghan refugees for nearly forty years. 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. No one chooses to be a refugee. No one chooses to leave their home. #unhcrpakistan #UNHCR @unhcrpakistan
The message that she actually wanted to give, through her Instagram was that the kids, that are drawn to Pakistan by their unfortunate fate are the refugees. They also are the future of Pakistan. These are the kids who are accompanied without their parents and some of them are even born here.
Kudos girl! More power and prayers to you. May you grow and prosper to serve the ones in need.