ISLAMABAD, Dec 30, (Asia Free Press): Government of Pakistan sent its first package of 1800 metric tons of wheat as humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan through Torkham border today.
The consignment is part of the humanitarian package of Rs. 5 billion for in-kind assistance for Afghanistan announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The package includes 50,000 metric tons of wheat, winter shelters and emergency medical supplies, according Foreign Office statement.
The first consignment was handed over by Mr. Shehzad Arbab, Special Assistant, to Afghan side.
“Pakistan believes that the current humanitarian and economic situation in Afghanistan requires immediate attention of the international community,” the statement added.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office further said that, it is critical that the world community upscales its efforts to reach out to the Afghan people on an urgent basis to help address the humanitarian crisis and stabilize the economic situation in war-torn Afghanistan.
Pakistan pledges to continue its efforts in support of the fraternal Afghan people as part of our commitment to a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan, it added.
Before Pakistan, other regional countries like China, Uzbekistan and Iran have been dispatched humanitarian assistance to the terrorism-affected Afghanistan to address the humanitarian crisis.