The Taliban officials announce the arrival of Pakistani humanitarian aid for the victims of the catastrophic earthquake in south-eastern provinces of Afghanistan.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, has announced the arrival of the consigned convoy of relief aid from Pakistan on his twitter handle, today, 23rd June.

On the special directives of Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, approximately eight assistance trucks were dispatched for the Afghan victims of the earthquake in south-eastern provinces of Afghanistan.

Among the supplies of the humanitarian help are food, medicines, tarpaulins, blankets, and residential camps.

As Afghanistan cope with the unpleasant effects of a devastating 6.1 magnitude earthquake, the Taliban have asked for foreign assistance.

At least 1,500 people have been injured, and there have been over 1,000 fatalities. Under the rubble of destroyed houses, usually mud-brick structures, there are unknown numbers of bodies buried.

The Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif, yesterday, 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.”

With the aid from Iran dispatched in two planes and a planeload of aid from the government of Qatar, the consignment of humanitarian aid from Pakistan arrives in Afghanistan, received by the Taliban officials.

This comes when the Singapore Red Cross organization has also pledged an amount of SGD$50,000 to support the victims of the fatal earthquake 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).