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First batch of India’s donated humanitarian aids arrived in Afghanistan, official

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Amritsar, Feb 22 (ANI): The First consignment of humanitarian aid of 50,000 tones of wheat to Afghanistan, "Gift From the people of India to the People of Afghanistan" assistance from India to Afghanistan via Pakistan during an event organised by Ministry of External Affairs at Attari Wagah Border, in Amritsar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo/ Raminder Pal Singh)

KABUL: First shipment of the India’s donated humanitarian assistance of up to 2,500 tons of wheat, arrived in Kabul via Torkham port of the country’s eastern Nangarhar province, a local official said Saturday. “The aids laden in 42 trucks would be distributed among the economically vulnerable families,” Mawlavi Sharafuddin Deputy to the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) told media. The remaining of the aids will be allowed by Pakistan to reach the country, he said.
The aid was part of up to 50,000 tons of wheats assisted by India for Afghanistan, after heavy economic crisis engulfed the nation, since the IEA takeover of the country in mid-August last year.
Pakistan has reportedly allowed the transportation of 50,000 tons of wheat and lifesaving medicines from the Attari-Wagah border with India in eastern Pakistan to the Pak-Afghan Torkham port.                The Pakistani government has reportedly agreed on an “exceptional basis” to allow the overland transportation of humanitarian assistance from India to Afghanistan.
Pakistan said it has been closely coordinating with all sides to facilitate the smooth transit of the humanitarian aids.
Relations between Pakistan and India deteriorated after India lifted
the special status for the Indian-controlled Kashmir in August 2019.
Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic relations, suspended trade relations and train service with India in response. The Kabul Times

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