The UN’s secretary-general, António Guterres, thanked actor Mahira Khan and all Pakistanis for their support on Monday night.
In a tweet, Guterres said: “As we mark 40 years of Pakistan’s solidarity with Afghan refugees, it was a pleasure to meet @Refugees Goodwill Ambassador @TheMahiraKhan I thank her and all Pakistanis for their extraordinary support.”
I thank her and all Pakistanis for their extraordinary support. pic.twitter.com/wsdsSestCk
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) February 17, 2020
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 18, 2020
Khan became a National Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency last November.
Prior to the appointment, she visited with Afghan refugees in Peshawar in 2018 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.