Shehbaz phones his Afghan counterpart; reaffirms support for quake victims
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in a telephonic conversation with the acting prime minister of Afghanistan on Thursday expressed his deep shock over the loss of lives in an earthquake that shook the eastern parts of the country, bordering Pakistan, two days back, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
This was disclosed in a series of tweets which PM Shehbaz made.
Prime Minister told the Afghan acting prime minister that Pakistan stood by the people of Afghanistan in these times of crisis. “The injured Afghans are being provided treatment at Pakistani hospitals,” he said, and offered his condolences to the families of those who were killed in the natural disaster.
The Prime Minister also highlighted the measures taken by Govt of Pakistan to facilitate trade and movement of people through effective border management. He added that Pakistan was committed to strengthening bilateral ties to promote the cause of peace, progress and prosperity.— Prime Minister's Office (@PakPMO) June 23, 2022
The Prime Minister underscored the close fraternal relations between the two peoples and reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to provide assistance to the Afghan people facing a dire humanitarian situation.— Prime Minister's Office (@PakPMO) June 23, 2022
The Prime Minister conveyed that Ghulam Khan and Angoor Adda border crossing points have been opened for the transportation of the seriously injured Afghans for their treatment in the Pakistani hospitals. He reassured Pakistan’s continued assistance in the days to come.— Prime Minister's Office (@PakPMO) June 23, 2022
The Prime Minister also shared details regarding the relief efforts mounted by Pakistan to provide emergency assistance to Afghanistan, including dispatch of emergency medicines, tents, tarpaulins and blankets.— Prime Minister's Office (@PakPMO) June 23, 2022
As many as 1,000 people were killed and hundreds of houses were razed to the ground in Afghanistan's borders areas.
Reporter: Awais Kiani