The BBC has announced the 2020 list of its 100 most prominent women, and Mahira Khan, a Pakistani celebrity, is part of it. “In a year of incredible change, it is only fitting that we acknowledge the female leaders who have helped us weather the storm,” the outlet reported before announcing the names.
“speaks up about the causes and issues that matter to encourage change.”talks about the causes and challenges that are important for encouraging change.
The outlet reported that “Khan is no ordinary actor – she is outspoken against sexual violence, refuses to endorse skin-lightening creams and supports the fight against racism,” It went on to relay the commitment of the Bin Roye star to “tackle social issues in her native Pakistan by changing the narrative in films and on TV.”
In addition, the BBC has re-established how Khan is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ national Goodwill Envoy, who “raising awareness about the plight of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.”
“She’s been a firm favourite with audiences ever since starting out as an MTV video jockey (VJ) in 2006. Khan is also a devoted mother to her 11-year-old son,” it concluded.
Earlier, as the Goodwill Envoy of the UNHCR to Pakistan, Khan posted a video message with celebrities from all over the world to express the plight of refugees everywhere. She said We’re proud to speak up for refugees everywhere,” “We all have a part to play in helping somebody else., including me. What will yours be?”
“Every action counts, every voice counts,” she wrote in the sharing caption.
In the same video as Khan’s, Hollywood celebrities such as Unwilling Fundamentalist star Riz Ahmed, Cate Blanchett, Ben Stiller and Benedict Cumberbatch also spoke up for the cause.
Prior to this in an attempt to raise global awareness of the plight of refugees around the world on World Refugee Day, Khan expressed her narrative by tweeting about the role of Pakistan in hosting millions of Afghan refugees. Mahira tweeted, “They’ve been denied a home, but we haven’t denied them hope,” “Pakistan has been hosting millions of Afghan refugees over several years and continues to do so we have given them a home within our motherland,” she said.
“When the refugees of Makkah were welcomed by the Ansar of Medina with an open heart, the tradition of brotherhood and solidarity came alive,” the Star of Raees said in a follow-up video. “To this day the nation has kept these traditions alive.”