Pakistan distributes third tranche of humanitarian aid to disaster-hit Afghanistan

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ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – July 22, 2022): Pakistan on Friday sent the third tranche of relief aid for Afghans affected by floods and earthquake as part of its humanitarian support to the war-torn neighboring country .

The ceremony for handing over humanitarian aid to flood victims in Afghanistan was held at the Noor Khan base, where Federal Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was the chief guest, according to a press release.

The ceremony was attended by the Chairman of the NDMA, Lt. Gen. Akhtar Nawaz, and senior officials from the NDMA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and the Afghan Embassy. Chargé d’affaires of Afghanistan Sardar Muhammad Shakeeb received the relief goods on behalf of the Afghan government.

On the instructions of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the NDMA organized a consignment of 10.6 tons consisting of winter clothes, tents, blankets, tarpaulins and foodstuffs such as flour, ghee, l cooking oil and sugar to support the Afghan people in the disaster areas. .

During his address, the Foreign Minister said that Pakistan stands in solidarity with the Afghan people who are currently suffering from natural calamities such as floods and an earthquake.

Bilawal Zardari said the Pakistani government has sent several emergency relief shipments to Afghanistan. He also urged the international community to step up relief efforts to help those affected in Afghanistan.

The minister also appreciated the role of NDMA, MoFA, Pakistan Air Force and relevant departments in leading the provision of relief goods to Afghanistan. The Minister also praised the NDMA’s compliance with the Prime Minister’s instructions for the organization of warm clothing packs.

The Afghan charge d’affaires in Islamabad thanked the people and government of Pakistan for providing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

Previously, the NDMA rapidly dispatched humanitarian aid to the affected areas on June 23 by road, followed by a second tranche by air on June 24. Both shipments carried family tents, blankets, tarpaulins, essential food items and medical supplies to meet the restoration needs of Afghan populations affected by the floods and earthquake.

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