A High level delegation to visit Afghanistan for further engagement on assistance


Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Thursday chaired the meeting of Afghanistan Inter Ministerial Coordination Cell and was informed that a delegation of high-ranking officials would soon visit Afghanistan for further engagement with Afghan government on all assistance-related prospects.

National Security Adviser and Convener of AICC Dr Moeed Yusuf welcomed the Speaker and made a detailed presentation about AICC and the progress made so far on various initiatives undertaken by the forum to facilitate the process of humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan, said a news release.

Speaking on the occasion, the Speaker National Assembly appreciated AICC for the well-coordinated efforts for helping the neighboring country in dealing with the crisis.

He stressed that the world must not abandon people of Afghanistan in their time of need.

The Speaker was informed that Rs5 billion assistance package announced by the Prime Minister of Pakistan included immediate supply of food commodities, life saving drugs and winter supplies and shelter including tents and blankets.

Similarly, facilitation was offered to stranded patients for their return to Afghanistan, it added.

Similarly, modalities were being worked out for commencement of bus service between Peshawar – Jalalabad and Quetta – Kandhar.


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