Pakistan sends 1800 metric tons of wheat to Afghanistan in aid effort

Dec 31, 2021: The first shipment of 1,800 metric tonnes of wheat from Pakistan as humanitarian aid to Afghanistan crossed the Torkham border today, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

The shipment is part of a Rs. 5 billion humanitarian package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide relief aid to Afghanistan. The package includes 50,000 metric tons of wheat, winter shelters and emergency medical supplies. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Shehzad Arbab handed over the first consignment to the Afghan side.

According to the statement, Pakistan believes that the current humanitarian and economic situation in Afghanistan needs immediate attention of the international community. The statement added that it was important for the international community to step up its efforts to reach out to the Afghan people on an emergency basis to help address the humanitarian crisis and stabilize the economic situation there.

According to MOFA, Pakistan will continue its efforts in support of the brotherly Afghan people, committed to a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.

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