Islamabad, 27 June 2022 (TDI): The ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan, Mansoor Ahmad Khan said that another shipment of humanitarian aid arrived in earthquake-ravaged Afghanistan.
Another consignment of relief assistance entered earthquake affected areas in Afghanistan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan through Angoor Adda border crossing @ForeignOfficePk @PakinAfg pic.twitter.com/H8xbL5nlK3
— Mansoor Ahmad Khan (@ambmansoorkhan) June 26, 2022
Earthquake in Afghanistan
At midnight on Wednesday, June 22, Afghanistan experienced a 6.1 magnitude earthquake about 160 km (100 miles) southeast of the capital, Kabul.
The number of deaths exceeds 1000 and more than 1500 were injured. The remote and poor villages suffered the most and had the most casualties.
Afghanistan has been seeking help for earthquake survivors and reaching out to its neighbors. Pakistan has never stepped aside from helping its neighbors in hardships. It has always sent aid whenever needed.
Pakistanis are united in their support for their Afghan brothers and sisters. Pakistan has no doubt that the Afghan people will overcome the ravages of this natural disaster with their remarkable fortitude.
In collaboration with their respective agencies, Pakistan authorities and institutions are striving to provide Afghanistan with the necessary support.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government sent another aid to Afghanistan Earthquake via Angoor Adda, North Waziristan to help the survivors that have been looking for external help.
Pakistan and Afghanistan Bilateral ties
Pakistan has always opened its door to Afghans in their time of need, especially during the Soviet invasion. It was a critical and tough time in Afghanistan.
In 1979, during Soviet-Afghan War, nearly 4.5 million undocumented Afghan refugees came to Pakistan and settled in different parts of the country. Many of them are born and raised in the land of Pakistan.
Pakistan provided special assistants to give the refugees access to health and education services. Moreover, Pakistan is providing insurance for the rights of registered Afghan refugees for their protection.
There is registration of more than 1.4 million Afghani refugees living in Pakistan while 380,884 Afghan refugees left Pakistan for Afghanistan in 2016.
Though there are times of tension between the countries, they never refuse to help each other in times of need.