Pakistan dispatches relief package to Afghanistan as death toll crosses 1000 in earthquake

relief package to Afghanistan

Islamabad: On the special directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday dispatched relief goods for the earthquake people of Afghanistan. The consignment of eight trucks comprises tents, tarpaulin, blankets and necessary medicines.

On Wednesday, PM Shehbaz had said that the people of Pakistan share the grief and sorrow of their Afghan brothers. He also mentioned that the relevant authorities in Pakistan were “working to support Afghanistan in this time of need.”

“Deeply grieved to learn about [the] earthquake in Afghanistan, resulting in loss of innocent lives. People in Pakistan share the grief & sorrow of their Afghan brethren. Relevant authorities working to support Afghanistan in this time of need.”

Read: Afghanistan earthquake: PM Shehbaz expresses grief, pledges support

Pakistan urges world to rise above politics to aid quake-hit Afghanistan

At the United Nations, Pakistan has called on the world community to rise above political considerations and help Afghanistan in the wake of the deadly earthquake in the country.

In a message released by Pakistan Mission to the UN in New York, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram, said that the international community must come to the aid of Afghans.

Pakistani envoy expressed solidarity with Afghan brothers and sisters who are already facing extreme hardship because of decades of conflict.

Munir Akram said, on its part, Pakistan has and will continue to support Afghanistan and its people through humanitarian assistance, economic support and comprehensive cooperation.

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