Pakistan to Give Worth Rs 5B Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced on Thursday that Pakistan will give humanitarian assistance worth Rs5 billion to Afghanistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressed the media after his visit to Kabul, “If they need medicines at hospitals […] or whatever else their priorities are, they will tell us and will be ready to them humanitarian assistance.”

Pakistan’s foreign minister also added that the Afghan government recognized and was “thankful” for Pakistani assistance in their time of difficulty.

Right now there is a transition, there are challenges and to overcome that, Pakistan will play whatever role it needs to play.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Qureshi said that the Taliban leadership also assured their complete support on projects of interest, including the CASA-1000 project, the TAPI gas pipeline project, and the Transnational Railway project.

Qureshi also made it public that the Afghan leadership had assured the Pakistani delegation that it would not allow anyone to use its soil against Pakistan, including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).

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