Islamabad, 9 September 2021 (TDI): In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Foreign Office of Pakistan announced that Pakistan will send humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. Following this on Thursday, on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, aircraft of PAF carrying relief goods has landed at Kabul airport.
After this initial tranche through the air, they will further supply through land routes including aircraft carrying relief assistance will land at Kandahar airport on Friday.
The Foreign Office indicated Pakistan’s full support for Afghanistan in this challenging time. The Foreign Office also encouraged the international community to play its due role in averting a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and help the people of Afghanistan in restricting the economic and social fabric of the country.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mansoor Ahmad received the package containing food items and medical supplies.
At a virtual, ministerial level, a meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbors, held earlier in the day. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, emphasized the need of giving access to Afghanistan to its foreign reserves and international aid. He underscored that failing to do so will culminate in the sufferings of the Afghan people.