Assuring those affected by the earthquake in Afghanistan that they would receive aid; Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressed his sorrow over the lives lost on Wednesday.

According to the Pakistani media, Prime Minister Sharif has pledged that Pakistan would offer the Afghan people whatever assistance possible. He said, “In this difficult time, we are with our Afghan brothers and sisters.”

Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif stated that he had directed Pakistani officials of the respective departments to provide the relief assistance to the Afghan government.

He wrote on his twitter handle today, 22nd June, “People in Pakistan share the grief & sorrow” of the Afghan brothers and sisters, while expressing his condolences to the people of Afghanistan.

He also pledged to provide relief assistance to the people affected by the devastatingly strong earthquake in Afghanistan, which jolted Afghanistan and some parts of neighboring country, Pakistan.

The Pakistani media reported that the Prime Minister prayed for those who died as a result of the earthquake in Afghanistan last night, and conveyed condolences to their families.

“We are deeply saddened by the damage caused by the earthquake, especially in the Paktika region,” he said.

In the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, released on 22nd June, the Foreign Affairs Ministry has also extended its condolences to the families of deceased and has stated that the people of Pakistan “ stand in strong solidarity” with Afghans.

Last night’s severe earthquake that struck rural areas of southeast Afghanistan has killed 900 people and injured 600 more, according to the Taliban officials at the Disaster Management Authority.

Previously, Pakistan provided consignments of relief to the victim of flash floods in Afghanistan.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).