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Four more trucks carrying humanitarian aid sent to Afghanistan

Trucks carrying handed over by Pak-Afghan Cooperation Forum. (Source: APP)

KHYBER: Pakistan on Friday donated four more trucks carrying 70 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan as the country continues to support Afghan people to avert the looming humanitarian catastrophe.

The trucks carrying flour, sugar, rice, oil, and pulses were handed over by the Pak-Afghan Cooperation Forum via Ghulam Khan border. Ameer of Khost was present to receive the aid from Assistant Commissioner of Miranshah.

Besides its own ongoing efforts, Pakistan has also been urging the international community to extend humanitarian aid to Afghanistan for the socioeconomic development of the war-torn country.

In their multiple interactions with world leaders, both Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi have asked the world community not to repeat the mistake of abandoning Afghanistan as it would lead to negative consequences.

Earlier this month, Pakistan had delivered another consignment of relief goods to Afghanistan’s Mazar-e-Sharif. “These goods were delivered by our Consul General to Governor Bulkh Maulvi Qudratullah,” Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmed Khan had said on Twitter.

The tons of food and medical supplies dispatched via C-130 aircraft are part of the country’s commitments to rebuild Afghanistan’s infrastructure as it tackles the impending humanitarian crisis post-US withdrawal.

China had also earlier said it will provide 200 million yuan ($31 million) worth of grain, winter supplies, vaccines and medicine to Afghanistan, adding that it had already decided to donate an initial batch of 3 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to the Afghan people.