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Pakistan’s first consignment of 1,800 tons of wheat arrives in Afghanistan

The first consignment of 1,800 metric tons of what was donated by Pakistan arrived in Afghanistan and was handed over to Afghan officials at the eastern crossing point between the two countries, Torkham.

The ceremony at Torkham was attended by Shehzad Arbab, special assistant to PM Imran Khan, officials from Afghan National Disaster Management Authority, and Pakistan’s Consul General Abidulllah Khan.

This is the first consignment of the 50,000 metric tons of wheat donated by Pakistan to Afghanistan.

Pakistan embassy in Kabul in a statement said that the total amount of wheat will be dispatched to Kabul, Nangarhar, Panjshir, Balkh, Badakhshan, Bamyan, Daikundi, Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat, Khost, and Paktika provinces in the next few weeks.

Earlier, Pakistan had provided the Afghan people with foodstuff, medications, and shelter in various provinces.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a humanitarian assistance package for Afghanistan worth five billion Pakistani rupees.

People in Afghanistan are still suffering from dire humanitarian crises and desperately need relief assistance from the international community.

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Source: The Khaama Press News Agency

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