Relief goods consignment from Pakistan reaches Khost
The third consignment of relief goods from the Government of Pakistan has reached Khost, Afghanistan on Saturday which was received by the Afghan provincial authorities.
Deputy Governor Khost Molana Mohammad Din Shah Mutib, Hafiz Rasheed Nabi, brother of Governor Khost, Molvi Nasir Tofan, Molvi Haidar, deputy IGP, Dr Habib Shah Ansari, director, public health and official of Pakistan Consulate, Jalalabad were present on the occasion.
The tranche included cooling oil, flour, and life-saving drugs.
Yesterday, the second C-130 aircraft carrying relief goods consignment including medicines, utensils, food items from Pakistan landed at Kandahar Airport Friday.
The consignment was handed over to the representative of Governor of Kandahar in a ceremony at the airport.
The ceremony was also attended by elders of the community, chambers of commerce, media and other dignitaries.
The president Kandahar Chambers of Commerce and Industries was also present along with other office bearers.
The dignitaries, in their speeches, thanked the people and Government of Pakistan for the relief assistance.
They expressed that such cooperation would also continue in future.
Consul General of Pakistan Naeem Khan thanked all the dignitaries for their participation and informed them that Pakistan stood with the Afghans in that hour of need and ensured full cooperation to strengthen bilateral relations.
The first C-130 aircraft carrying relief goods had arrived at Kabul Airport Thursday. On the occasion, Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan called it just a beginning.
He said two more flights carrying relief goods would be arranged for Kandahar and Khost on Friday and Saturday.
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