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Pakistan grants two months extension to India for transportation of wheat, medicines to Afghanistan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday extended for two months the period for India to transport 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat and life-saving medicines as humanitarian assistance to war-torn Afghanistan via Attari-Wagah border crossing.
Foreign Office said that the time period granted for transportation of the humanitarian assistance expired on March 21 and the Government of India recently requested for extension in time period to complete the transportation process.
"As a manifestation of our sincere efforts towards addressing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, it has been decided to grant two months' extension to facilitate completion of the transportation," FO said.
It added that all the modalities already decided shall remain the same as earlier communicated to the Indian side and the High Commission of India in Islamabad has been informed of the decision.
Pakistan in November 2021 had approved the transportation of 50,000 MTs of wheat and life-saving medicines as humanitarian assistance from India to Afghanistan via Wagah border on exceptional basis for humanitarian purposes.
India had committed 50,000 MT of wheat for Afghanistan because of food shortages in the war-torn country. Pakistan had agreed to facilitate both Afghanistan and India through safe and duty-free transportation of the commodity.
India has signed an MoU with the World Food Programme (WFP) on the distribution of wheat to Afghanistan.
The wheat provided by India is expected to help Afghanistan deal with shortages. According to international aid agencies, about 23 million Afghan are in need of urgent support.
Afghanistan has been under Taliban rule since August 15 last year when the Afghan hardline militant group ousted the elected government of president Ashraf Ghani and forced him to flee the country and take refuge in the UAE.
India has not recognised the new regime in Afghanistan and has been pitching for the formation of a truly inclusive government in Kabul besides insisting that Afghan soil must not be used for any terrorist activities against any country.

 

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While Taliban are providing TTP with a staging ground to launch attacks against Pakistan these imported fools in our government want to cater to the needs of Afghanistan.

Standing ovation for our Banana Republic..
 

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While Taliban are providing TTP with a staging ground to launch attacks against Pakistan these imported fools in our government want to cater to the needs of Afghanistan.

Standing ovation for our Banana Republic..
Common Afghan is a victim and you don't wanna have people starving to death because their govt is shit.
 

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While Taliban are providing TTP with a staging ground to launch attacks against Pakistan these imported fools in our government want to cater to the needs of Afghanistan.

Standing ovation for our Banana Republic..
Starvation and poverty will cause much more people to join such terrorist organisations as they have nothing to lose. So even if you aren't humane, you have to consider the repurcussions of leaving people to starve.
 

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People will suffer as a consequence of their governments policy. Its about time we put our own interests above those of any other nation.
This is our interest that Afghans dont die of hunger. Poverty can lead to terrorism and lawlessness.
 

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This is our interest that Afghans dont die of hunger. Poverty can lead to terrorism and lawlessness.
It's not like there isnt any terror or lawlessness there already. No amount of wheat or aid is going to please them. Seal the border for untill they kneel to our demands. Any good will we had with them has run out. They expect us to extend the olive branch all the while they are aiding and abetting TTP scum from their side of the border.
 

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