Pakistan first to deliver aid for Afghan earthquake victims

By: News Desk
Published: 10:14 AM, 23 Jun, 2022
Pakistan first to deliver aid for Afghan earthquake victims
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Pakistan is among the first countries to deliver aid to Afghanistan earthquake victims on Thursday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

On the special instructions of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, around eight aid trucks were dispatched for the Afghan brothers and sisters. The humanitarian aid contains residential camps, blankets, necessary medicines, and tarpaulin.

Afghan Taliban spokesperson Zabehulah Mujahid made an announcement in a tweet and confirmed that Afghanistan has received aid trucks from Pakistan.

The Taliban in Afghanistan have appealed for international support, as the country deals with the aftermath of a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake.

More than 1,000 people have been killed and at least 1,500 injured. Unknown numbers are buried in the rubble of ruined, often mud-built homes.

Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan said that the people of Pakistan stand in strong solidarity with their Afghan brethren in this difficult time. We have no doubt that the brotherly Afghan people will overcome the effects of this natural calamity with their characteristic resilience.

Reporter Saud Butt