C-130 aircraft carrying relief goods for people of Afghanistan lands at Kabul airport

Dunya News

An official source said the C-130 flights have been planned for Kabul, Khost and Kandahar.

KABUL (Duny News) - On the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, one C-130 aircraft of Pakistan Air Force carrying relief goods and humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan landed at Kabul airport on Thursday.

Pakistan s Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan and senior official of Public Health Haji Omer received the relief package which comprised around ten ton of flour, 1.5 ton of ghee and huge quantity of medicines.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Mansoor Ahmad Khan said this process of providing relief and humanitarian assistance on part of Pakistan to the Afghan people will continue in the weeks and months ahead.

The Ambassador said that another C-130 aircraft carrying relief goods will land in Kandahar airport tomorrow. The very next day, a consignment of relief goods will reach Khost.

Mansoor Ahmad Khan said that Torkham and Chaman borders will also be used to extend the humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.

The Foreign Office on Wednesday said further supplies would also be sent through land routes following the first tranches through the air.

“The Government of Pakistan would continue to do its best to help Afghan brethren during the prevalent challenging environment,” the Foreign Office said.

The spokesperson said that Pakistan also urged the international community to play its role in helping the people of Afghanistan to avert a possible humanitarian crisis.

Pakistan has consistently been urging the international community to help avert the economic collapse and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan after the fall of the Ashraf Ghani government.

The landlocked country has been cut off from the rest of the world for almost a month after the collapse of the previous government.