Prime Minister Imran Khan has okayed Rs5 billion worth of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. The first consignment of 1,800 metric tons of wheat crossed the Torkham border, which was handed by the Special Assistant to Prime Minister Shehzad Arbab. The package includes 50,000 metric tons of wheat, medical supplies, winter shelters, and emergency items. As per the statement from the foreign ministry, Pakistan will continue to support Afghans to ensure peace and prosperity in the war-battered country.
The statement added that for the world it’s difficult to collect humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan on an urgent basis and address the crisis to help stabilize the situation in the Taliban-led country. Afghanistan has already faced an economic crisis after the Taliban took over. However, Pakistan ensured to do everything in its power to support the Afghans.
The humanitarian aid was confirmed by PM Khan at the first committee meeting of the newly established Afghanistan Inter-Ministerial Coordination Cell (AICC). The meeting was chaired by Khan and attended by Adviser on Finance Shaukat Tarin, National Security Adviser Dr. Moeed Yousuf, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Adviser on Finance Shaukat Tarin.