At this time, due to the coronavirus, where ordinary Pakistani citizens are affected, the Afghan refugees living in Pakistan are also affected and problems are rising on refugee campuses across the country. The Afghan refugees are living in 52 registered campus in Pakistan. But, in addition to these campuses there are Afghan refugees in all major cities of Pakistan.
Where Afghan refugees work in Pakistan as daily wagers. Many Afghan refugees also doing business and some Afghan refugees are now doing good duties in Pakistan after completing their education. And among such refugees is an Afghan woman serving as a doctor at a hospital in Rawalpindi, Punjab, who is serving at this time of trouble.
UNHCR, a subsidiary of the UN (EU) on refugees tweeted “An Afghan refugee resident in Pakistan, Dr. Saleema Rehman provides a lifeline to some of the poorest people in Pakistan.”
At Holy Family Hospital🏥 in Rawalpindi, Afghan refugee Dr Saleema Rehman provides a lifeline to some of the poorest people in Pakistan.
— UNHCR Representation for EU Affairs (@Refugees_EU) April 7, 2020
UNHCR European Affairs said in a tweet that Saleema Rahman is providing treatment support to poor patients at Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi. At the same time, the tweet said that the hospital also provides proper treatment to locals, including Afghan refugees.
UNHCR also shared pictures of Afghan Dr. Saleema Rehman. In one of the photos you can see her treating a patient with fellow doctors.
According to the tweet, UNHCR Pakistan and European Aid provide financial support to Holy Family Hospital.