Pakistan dispatches 278 tonnes of edibles to Afghanistan through Torkham as humanitarian assist

Pak-Afghan Cooperation Discussion board vehicles might be seen parked within the backdrop on this picture shared by Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan, on September 19, 2021. — Twitter/Mansoor Ahmad Khan

PESHAWAR: The Pak-Afghan Cooperation Discussion board (PACF), on behalf of the Pakistan authorities, on Sunday dispatched 17 vehicles loaded with 278 tonnes of edibles by means of humanitarian assist to Afghanistan.

Briefing the media on the Torkham border, Chairman Pak-Afghan Cooperation Discussion board (PACF) Habibullah Khan Khattak, stated: “Afghans are our Muslim brothers and neighbours and we’ve got centuries previous relations with them.”

He stated that the 40-year-long conflict in Afghanistan ruined the financial system, agriculture and administrative infrastructure of the nation and the sudden withdrawal of worldwide assist companies put your complete inhabitants in danger.

Habibullah stated final yr’s drought additionally added to the miseries of the Afghan people who find themselves now dealing with a humanitarian disaster.

The scenario can flip right into a humanitarian disaster, if quick and efficient steps should not taken, he added.

Khattak additional stated that that the Pak-Afghan Cooperation Discussion board is a belief established to help the Afghan inhabitants in its hour of want.

“We goal not solely to offer quick humanitarian help within the type of meals, medication and non-food gadgets to the folks of Afghanistan, however to assist them to face on their very own toes and make their homeland a peaceable, secure and accountable member of the worldwide neighborhood,” Khattak stated.

“Our actions should not restricted to coordinate all humanitarian help and embrace procurement, storage, transportation, and distribution of meals ration, medication or shelter for the needy folks of Afghanistan in addition to interplay with potential donors and beneficiaries at organisational and particular person ranges together with some other such project that’s useful in rebuilding Afghanistan,” stated Khattak.

“With the assistance of assorted philanthropists and the federal government of Pakistan, we’ve got managed to carry 32 tonnes of flour, six tonnes of cooking oil, and two tonnes of medication by C-130,” Khattak stated, talking of assist dispatched by Pakistan earlier.

Equally, he stated, the federal government is dispatching immediately an assist convoy of 17 vehicles loaded with a complete of 278 tonnes of edible gadgets, together with 65 tonnes of sugar, three tonnes of pulses, 190 tonnes of flour, 11 tonnes of cooking oil and 31 tonnes of rice.

He expressed the hope that within the coming days they may also present help in training, well being and livelihood.

Khattak stated this bundle is a transparent message to the folks of Afghanistan that the folks and authorities of Pakistan will always remember them of their tough instances.

Additionally it is a message to the world that as an alternative of adopting the coverage of ”wait and see” they need to come ahead to assist these Afghan folks, he stated.

He appealed to all philanthropists inside Pakistan and throughout the globe, to return ahead and assist them by beneficiant donations to avert this humanitarian disaster.

Later, the Consul Basic of Pakistan at Jalalabad Abidullah and Regional Head Ministry of Industries and Personal Sectors Maulvi Mubariz acquired the edible loaded vehicles and thanked the federal government of Pakistan and Pak Afghan Cooperation Discussion board (PACF) for serving to Afghan folks at this vital juncture.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan shared images of the help being acquired in Jalalabad.

“Our Consul Basic Jalalabad Abidullah acquired 13 vehicles of meals gadgets from Pak-Afghan Cooperation Discussion board for dispatch to totally different Afghan provinces,” he wrote.

The envoy additionally shared a press launch from the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul stating that reduction items on 13 vehicles had arrived, whereas the opposite 4 would even be coming by Torkham quickly.

“Pakistan is on the forefront of nations offering reduction help to Afghanistan to fulfill the present challenges. Earlier, Pakistan dispatched 4 C-130 a great deal of meals and medicines to Kabul, Kandahar, Khost and Mazar-e-Sharif,” it famous.

The assertion stated that beginning immediately Pakistan has begun utilizing land routes and that these provides, together with blankets and tents will proceed within the coming weeks “to assist folks meet the wants of incoming winter season”.

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