Islamabad, 22 June 2022 (TDI): Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry expressed condolences over the tragic loss of precious lives and infrastructure as a result of earthquakes and floods.
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Pakistan extends condolences over loss of life in earthquake in Afghanistan
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) June 22, 2022
Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also stated that the people of Pakistan stand in strong solidarity with their Afghan brothers and sisters during this terrible period.
With their remarkable perseverance, the brotherly Afghan people will overcome the impacts of this natural tragedy. According to the Foreign Office, Pakistani authorities and institutions are trying to provide Afghanistan with the necessary support.
Pakistan Armed Forces on Natural Disasters in Afghanistan
The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Nadeem Raza, and Services Chiefs expressed their sorrow on the tragic loss of precious lives and infrastructural damage in several locations in Afghanistan.
CJCSC & Services Chiefs express deepest condolences over tragic loss of precious lives & damage to infrastructure due to earthquake & torrential floods in various areas of Afghanistan. AFs of Pakistan are ready to provide all possible humanitarian assistance to people of Afg.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) June 22, 2022
The cause of the deaths was the result of earthquakes and heavy floods which affected different regions of Afghanistan.
Further, the DG ISPR, Major General Babar Iftikhar expressed in his tweet that to give any humanitarian help to the people of Afghanistan, the Pakistan Armed Forces are ready.
Natural Disaster in Afghanistan
The 6.1 magnitude quake impacted hardest in the rocky terrain of the east, where people already live in poverty in a country wracked by humanitarian calamity.
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— د ملي دفاع وزارت – وزارت دفاع ملی (@modafghanistan2) June 22, 2022
According to Mawlawi Sharafuddin Muslim, Deputy Minister of State for Disaster Management, “920 people were killed and 610 were injured” in last night’s earthquake that struck various regions in Afghanistan.
In addition, the Taliban have requested that relief organizations give help to the devastated area. Humanitarian organizations are currently the only chance.
Also, many families, particularly women and children, will be saved if medical and emergency relief arrives in time.
The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan dispatched a medical team and first responders, as well as six helicopters to transfer and treat the injured to military and civilian hospitals.
Lastly, according to the Defense Ministry of Afghanistan, the government will give 100,000 Afs to the families of those killed in the earthquake and 50,000 Afs to the families of those injured. They also requested international aid to help relieve the situation.