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Pakistan hands over 3,600 tons of wheat seed to Afghanistan

Pakistan on Monday handed over the first consignment of 3,600 metric tons of wheat seed to Afghanistan as a gesture of goodwill.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan handed over the consignment, 28 truckloads, to Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture Maulana Fazl Bari Fazli at the Torkham border crossing.
Speaking to the media, Mansoor Ahmad Khan said that the Pakistani government has been cooperating with the Afghan government and its people on humanitarian grounds.
Pakistan has brotherly relations with Afghanistan and extends full cooperation to provide food, medicine, education and medical aid to the Afghan government, he said.
He said that emergency facilities were being provided to patients from Afghanistan while talks were underway between the two governments to permanently resolve the difficulties being faced by Afghan medical patients at border crossings.
He further said that the government of Pakistan has set up three big hospitals in Afghanistan and measures are being taken to up-grade these hospitals so that Afghans get good medical facilities in their own country.
The Pakistani ambassador said that steps have also been taken to expedite and facilitate trade between the two countries adding that due to certain situations in Afghanistan the trade volume has been affected between the two countries.
To promote trade and to solve the problems of the business community, Islamabad and Kabul want to rehabilitate the existing highway and construct a separate route for trade. He said Pakistan would continue its cooperation with Afghanistan to strengthen bilateral relations.The post Pakistan hands over 3,600 tons of wheat seed to Afghanistan first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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