Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif spoke with Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund, Acting Prime Minister of the Taliban’s Interim Government, yesterday, on the phone to convey Pakistan’s deepest condolences for the earthquake victims in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister declared that Pakistan was supporting its Afghan brothers and sisters during the challenging time of humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
Mansoor Ahmad Khan, the Pakistani Ambassador in Kabul, in a series of tweets has written that Pakistan was committed to strengthening bilateral relations in order to advance the causes of peace, development, and prosperity.
The Prime Minister Sharif also provided information on Pakistan’s relief efforts, including the delivery of essential medications, tents, tarpaulins, and blankets to Afghanistan.
The opening of the border crossings at Ghulam Khan and Angoor Adda was also announced by Prime Minister Sharif, for the transport of critically wounded Afghans seeking medical treatment in Pakistani hospitals.
The Pakistani Prime Minister emphasized the close fraternal ties between the two peoples and reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to helping the Afghan people, experiencing a humanitarian situation.
The two Prime Ministers spoke on phone as Pakistani sent eight truckloads of humanitarian aid for the victims of the earthquake, which is reported to have killed 1,000 and injured at least 1,500 people in south-eastern provinces of Afghanistan.