Pakistan sends humanitarian assistance to Afghan people
Pakistan today started humanitarian supplies to Afghanistan through Torkham. Our CG Jalalabad Abidullah received 13 trucks of food items from Pak-Afghan Cooperation Forum for dispatch to different Afghan provinces @SMQureshiPTI @ForeignOfficePk @PakinAfg pic.twitter.com/4jcfPznNbK— Mansoor Ahmad Khan (@ambmansoorkhan) September 19, 2021
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.
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.