PAF Aircraft Carry Aid to Kabul
September 10, 2021
On Thursday morning, a Pakistan Air Force C-130 plane carrying relief supplies for Afghans landed at Kabul International Airport. According to Radio Pakistan, while receiving the goods at Kabul airport, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan stated that the process of providing aid and humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people will continue in the coming weeks and months. The relief package contained approximately 10 tons of flour, 1.5 tons of ghee, and a large number of medicines.
Another C-130 plane carrying relief supplies will land at Kandahar airport today, according to the ambassador, and another will arrive in Khost the next day. He also stated that the Torkham and Chaman borders, as well as air channels, will be used to dispatch relief goods and provide humanitarian assistance to Afghans. Last month, David Beasley, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), praised Pakistan for establishing a “humanitarian air bridge” to Afghanistan.
Beasley expressed appreciation to Pakistan for its role in facilitating the UN agency’s work in providing food assistance to people in Afghanistan during a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan. He had also discussed with the premier ways to facilitate “the continued provision of humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.” PM Imran had also directed the authorities in the country in April 2020 to prepare a relief package for Afghan refugees and Internally Displaced Persons who were suffering as a result of the corona virus pandemic.