Karachi: Mahira Khan, a well-known Pakistani actress, has spoken out against the deportation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan. Over on Instagram, Mahira Khan has pleaded with the Pakistani government and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to keep providing aid to Afghan refugees.
No one voluntarily leaves their house, she argued in her post. The actress continued, “Here in Pakistan, I’ve been proud of our tradition of hospitality towards those in search of safety, dignity, and respect.”
Mahira added that for over than four decades, we have protected our vulnerable Afghani neighbours. There are still people who are at danger if they return while still being in need of our mercy and understanding.
She urged the government to keep helping individuals who are in dire straits.
An estimated 600,000 Afghans have fled their nation since the Taliban leadership took power in August 2021, while millions have sought safety in Pakistan since the United States began military operations in Afghanistan.
More than 100,000 Afghans have gone home to Afghanistan since Pakistan’s government issued an order to expel 1.7 million Afghans living there illegally.
After evidence of Afghan citizens’ involvement in terrorism acts surfaced, the Pakistani government announced that it had taken this decision to guarantee the ‘welfare and security’ of the country and the nation.