Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan has announced a sum of twenty-eight million US Dollars as humanitarian aid to Afghanistan which includes food, medical, and other humanitarian assistance, Aljazeera reported citing an official from Imran Khan’s office.
According to the report, the Pakistan government has also authorized the transportation of humanitarian aids from India to Afghanistan through Pakistan.
The humanitarian aids from Pakistan will include 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat, other food commodities, emergency medical supplies, winter shelters, and other supplies, the Pakistan government said in a. statement released following the Prime Minister’s meeting with his key cabinet members.
The statement has also declared that Pakistan’s government will reduce tariffs and sales taxes on certain Afghan export commodities to Pakistan.
Imran Khan has met Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Bajwa, Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the country’s National Security Advisor on Monday.
This comes as Afghanistan is facing a humanitarian crisis following an unexpected fall of the country in the hands of the Taliban, a military group who were negotiating with Afghanistan’s government in Doha, Qatar on a political settlement.
Taliban took power in Afghanistan by force on August 15 and the world countries have not yet recognized them as a legitimate power in the country.