Second flood relief consignment dispatched to Afghanistan | The Express Tribune


Pakistan dispatched the second consignment of relief goods for the flood-affected people of Afghanistan on Tuesday.

The relief goods were sent through Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) C-130 aircraft from Noor Khan Airbase and contained seven tons of relief goods, including family tents, flour, rice and sugar among other items. 

Pakistan’s Counsellor General at Mazar-e-Sharif Asmatullah received the consignment.

“Pakistan stands with our Afghan brethren and would continue humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in this difficult time,” he remarked on the occasion.

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Heavy rain and flooding killed mulitple people, destroyed hundreds of homes and damaged crops in Afghanistan, which is already facing a humanitarian crisis after the takeover of the Taliban in August last year.

The Taliban government, struggling to cope with the disaster that has affected more than a third of its provinces, has also approached international relief organisations for help, officials said.

On May 7, on the direction of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the first consignment of relief goods for flood-affected Afghan civilians reached the land-locked country through a special flight of the PAF, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.

 

 





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