PESHAWAR: Actress Mahira Khan who was visiting an Afghan refugee camp on Saturday said, children are the future of our country.
Speaking at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) event, the actor said, “More than half of the refugees are children.”
The actor added, “This is a huge thing because children are our future.”
“If we come together and try to collectively try to help the situation, however, and whatever little way we can, we are only making the future of this world better,” the Humsafar actor added. Moreover, the UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi who is in Pakistan for a three-day visit along with UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock said, development in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa must be accelerated.
“Education a priority for refugees and host communities in Pakistan. Young Afghans need that to return,” he said after visiting a repatriation centre in Azakhel.
Since 2002, around 4.3 million Afghan refugees have returned home from Pakistan with UNHCR’s assistance.