Prime Minister, Imran Khan tweeted on current situation of the Afghans in Afghanistan.

Islamabad, 10 November 2021 (TDI): Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan in a tweet said, “I have been warning of this humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Now WFP chief issues alert. Pakistan will continue to provide all possible relief but international community must act now. It has moral obligation to avert this humanitarian disaster confronting Afghan people”. He said this in response of the BBC article, “Afghans facing ‘hell on earth’ as winter looms” by John Simpson.

Simpson wrote, “If the weather is as bad as experts are predicting this winter, the expectation is that large numbers will be threatened with acute hunger and widespread famine.” He further quoted Executive Director of the WFP, David Beasley, who said,

“It is as bad as you possibly can imagine. In fact, we’re now looking at the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth”.

“Ninety-five percent of the people don’t have enough food, and now we’re looking at 23 million people marching towards starvation,” he added. “The next six months are going to be catastrophic. It is going to be hell on Earth.”

Food crisis in Afghanistan.

The incumbent Government of Pakistan has been consistently asking international community to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. The Government reiterates that past mistake of abandonment should not be repeated in Afghanistan as it could lead to serious economic and humanitarian crisis.