Pakistan has sent humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan: FM Bilawal

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ISLAMABAD
Pakistan has dispatched humanitarian assistance and relief goods through a special flight to the flood-affected people of eastern Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Friday.
Addressing a ceremony in connection with the delivery of relief goods to Afghanistan at Nur Khan Airbase, the foreign minister said that the relief supplies included tents, blankets, clothing items, cooking oil and sugar.
FM Bilawal maintained that Pakistan shared the grief of the Afghan people and stood in solidarity with them during these difficult times.
“Our relief efforts are a humble testament to the fraternal bonds that exist between the two countries”, he added.
FM Bilawal called upon the international community to step up relief efforts to support the Afghan people who had faced one calamity after another, emphasising that the international community could not abandon the people of Afghanistan in these difficult times.
“Pakistan has been advocating at all levels that the international community must engage with Afghanistan to avoid its economic collapse”, he said, hoping for a “stable, prosperous and connected” Afghanistan.
Last week, flash floods in Afghanistan, which had been occurring since July, killed at least 39 people.