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Pakistan to provide all out support to Afghan people to avert humanitarian crisis: PM

 January 14, 2022

Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan is committed to provide all out support to Afghan people to avert humanitarian crisis.

Chairing 3rd meeting of the Apex Committee on Afghanistan, he said we welcome United Nation's appeal for aid to Afghanistan.

The Apex Committee again expressed concerns over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and vowed that Pakistan will not abandon Afghans in their time of need.

It renewed its appeal to the international community and relief agencies to provide aid at this critical juncture to avert economic collapse and to save precious lives in Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to explore bilateral cooperation with friendly countries as well to stave off humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan by exporting qualified and trained manpower especially in medical, IT, Finance and Accounting.

He also directed to extend cooperation in the fields of railways, minerals, pharmaceuticals and media to help in Afghanistan's rehabilitation and development.

Earlier, the Committee was updated on the progress made on relief of in-kind humanitarian assistance worth five billion rupees, which comprises food commodities including 50,000 metric tons of wheat, emergency medical supplies, winter shelters and other supplies.