Pakistan relief assistance for flood-hit Afghan reaches Kabul
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The assistance load was delivered through a special aircraft of Pakistan Air Force. These items included 100 tents, 2 ton wheat, 1 ton rice and 450 kgs sugar.
The prime minister said that Pakistan would extend all possible support to the flood-hit people of Afghanistan.
The second tranche of relief support would be sent on May 9.
First consignment of relief goods for the flood affectees has reached Afghanistan to be followed by more relief measures. Pakistan will continue to stand by Afghan brothers & sisters through thick & thin. International community shouldn't forget Afghan people in this hour of need— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) May 7, 2022
The Foreign Office Spokesperson in a separate press release said that on the instructions of Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan dispatched one C-130 plane to Mazar-e-Sharif, carrying emergency relief items for the people of Afghanistan hit by flash floods. The items included tents, flour, rice and sugar.
“Pakistan as a neighbouring country has been at the forefront of efforts for provision of humanitarian assistance for the Afghan people and hopes that the international community would also play its active part in providing timely relief and economic assistance to the affected people in Afghanistan,” it was added.
According to Afghan media reports, recent heavy rains and flash floods have killed at least 29 people, injuring scores of others and damaged properties across 12 provinces of Afghanistan.