UNICEF good will ambassador Priyanka Chopra is facing criticism in Pakistan for a tweet cheering the Indian armed forces. Pakistan had demanded to remove Priyanka chopra from UN goodwill ambassador this week.
UN has refused Pakistan’s demand to remove Priyanka chopra from UN goodwill ambassador. Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN Secretary General said, “When UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors speak in their personal capacity, they retain the right to speak about issues that interest or concern them.”
UN snubs Pak on demand by @ShireenMazari1 to remove @priyankachopra as @UNICEF Goodwill envoy.— Geeta Mohan گیتا موہن गीता मोहन (@Geeta_Mohan) August 23, 2019
… They retain the right to speak abt issues that are of concern to them. Their personal views don't reflect the agency views : @UN_Spokesperson@IndiaToday @MEAIndia @ForeignOfficePk pic.twitter.com/gl8pDDzW6c
About UN ambassador role, UN said, “The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors are prominent individuals who have agreed to generously volunteer their time and their public profile to promote children’s rights.”
Priyanka Chopra had tweeted on feb 26 after Balakot Air strike by Indian Air Force, “Jai Hind Indian Armed Forces” with the emojis of the Indian flag and namaste.
Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces 🇮🇳 🙏🏽— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 26, 2019
Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari wrote to UNICEF to remove Priyanka Chopra from UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador accusing her for supporting the Indian armed forces.
Sent letter to UNICEF chief regarding UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace Ms Chopra pic.twitter.com/PQ3vwYjTVz— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) August 21, 2019
A Pakistani woman heckled Priyanka chopra recently and called her “hypocrite” over her pro-army tweet.
“You are a UNICEF ambassador for peace, and you’re encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan.”— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) August 21, 2019
This was the moment Indian actress Priyanka Chopra was confronted by a Pakistani-American woman, who called her a “hypocrite” over her pro-army tweet. pic.twitter.com/2N7WIBxEdZ