Extension in the time period for transportation of 50,000 Metric Tons (MTs) of Wheat and Life Saving Medicines as Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan via Attari-Wagah Integrated Check-Post

The Government of Pakistan, in November 2021 had approved, as a special gesture to the Afghan people, the transportation of 50,000 MTs of wheat and lifesaving medicines as humanitarian assistance from India to Afghanistan via the Wagah border on an exceptional basis for humanitarian purposes. The time period granted for transportation of the humanitarian assistance expired on 21 March 2022.

The Government of India recently requested for extension in the time period to complete the transportation process.

As a manifestation of our sincere efforts toward addressing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, it has been decided to grant two months’ extension to facilitate the completion of the transportation. All the modalities shall remain the same as earlier communicated to the Indian side. The High Commission of India in Islamabad has been informed of the decision in this regard.


  • Nizamuddin Rezahi holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration specializing in Marketing Management from SLIIT. He is a competent content writer, interested in writing on the contemporary socio-economic and cultural affairs of Afghanistan.