Pakistan to assist UN, WFP in ensuring food supply to Afghanistan
The United Nations and World Food Programme (WFP) sought assistance from Pakistan to bridge food security in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul and they have got a positive response, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted ‘conditional permission’ to fly planes from Peshawar to Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul for food supply.
To supply the food to Kabul, the UN will use planes and helicopters and for this six people will carry food in M-18 helicopters from Peshawar to Kabul Airport.
Earlier World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley visited Pakistan and met with Prime Minister Imran Khan. He thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for his leadership and said, “Thank you, Prime Minister, Imran Khan and leaders of the #Pakistan government for the productive meetings. Your leadership is critical to bringing peace, stability, and hope to the people of #Afghanistan. Afghan families need our support now more than ever.”
Thank you, Mr Prime Minister, @ImranKhanPTI and leaders of the #Pakistan government for the productive meetings. Your leadership is critical to bringing peace, stability and hope to the people of #Afghanistan. Afghan families need our support now more than ever. https://t.co/nmfKlCYB4J— David Beasley (@WFPChief) August 26, 2021
Millions of Afghans face the risk of starvation and a “catastrophe on top of a catastrophe” the head of the United Nations’ World Food Programme had warned, saying the agency needs $200 million by the end of the year to continue its operations in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover on August 15.