Pakistan authorizes transport of 50,000 tonnes of wheat and medicine from India to Afghanistan



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Update:
November 24, 2021 5:22 PM STI

Islamabad [Pakistan], November 24 (ANI): Pakistan has decided to allow the transport of 50,000 metric tons (MT) of wheat and life-saving medicine across the border from Wagah as humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the country’s foreign ministry said: “As a gesture of goodwill towards the brotherly Afghan people, the government of Pakistan has decided to allow the transport of 50,000 metric tons of wheat and vital drugs from India to Afghanistan. via Wagah Border on an exceptional basis for humanitarian purposes.

“The decision of the government of Pakistan to this effect was officially transmitted today to the charge d’affaires of India at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” the statement added.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday informed that the country has authorized the switch to 50,000 metric tons (MT) of wheat, which India has offered to provide to Afghanistan as humanitarian aid, to go through Pakistan.
“Pakistan’s decision to authorize the 50,000 tonnes of wheat that India has offered to provide to Afghanistan as humanitarian aid to go through Pakistan as soon as the modalities are finalized with the Indian side,” he said. Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted. (ANI)


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