Pakistani C-130 reaches Kabul airport with relief goods
On the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a C-130 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force carrying relief goods and humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan landed at Kabul airport, reported Radio Pakistan on Thursday.
The relief items were received by Pakistan’s Ambassador Mansoor Ahmad Khan and Afghanistan’s senior public health official Haji Omer. The items included 10 tonnes of flour, 1.5 tonnes of ghee and a huge quantity of medicines.
“The process of providing relief and humanitarian assistance on part of Pakistan to the Afghan people will continue in the weeks and months ahead,” Pakistan’s envoy Mansoor Ahmad Khan told the media.
The ambassador also shared that another C-130 aircraft carrying relief goods will land in Kandahar airport tomorrow and relief items will also reach Khost.
The envoy shared that Pakistan will soon start using the Torkham and Chaman borders to extend humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.
Pakistan announces humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan
A day earlier, the Foreign Office (FO) had announced that Islamabad has decided to dispatch humanitarian assistance, comprising food and medicines, to Afghanistan.
“Three C-130s are being dispatched to Afghanistan. After the first immediate tranche through air, further supplies would continue through land routes,” the FO had said.
Islamabad assured that Pakistan will continue to do its best to help the Afghans during the current challenging environment.
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