Pakistan sends humanitarian assistance to Afghan people

By: News Desk      Published: 05:33 PM, 19 Sep, 2021
Pakistan sends humanitarian assistance to Afghan people

Pakistan dispatched 17 containers loaded with food items to Afghanistan through the Torkham border on Sunday as humanitarian assistance, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Khan said, "Pakistan is one of the leading donors to Afghanistan to meet the current challenges. Earlier, Pakistan sent four C-130 loads of food and medicine to Kabul, Kandahar, Khost, and Mazar-e-Sharif."

He said that the supplies will continue in the coming weeks to help people meet the needs of the coming winter season with additional items such as blankets and tents. Mansoor said that humanitarian aid was a reflection of the fraternal relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan and our people.

The aid includes 278 tonnes of relief goods, including 13 truckloads of goods, including flour, sugar, cooking oil, pulses, and rice. Four more humanitarian trucks will soon pass through Torkham.

Pak-Afghan Cooperation handed over these food containers at Torkham Border.

Habibullah Khan, chairman of the Pak-Afghan Forum, said he would support Afghanistan at all levels to alleviate the suffering of the Afghan people.

The Consul General of Pakistan in Jalalabad, Abidullah, received the truck from the Pak-Afghan Cooperation Forum at Torkham. The aid will dispatch to various Afghan provinces for distribution to those in need.

The initiative was taken because there is a lack of rainfall in Afghanistan resulting in agricultural production declined, leading to shortages of food and other items.