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PublishDate: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 15:17

Pakistan to allow India transit access to Afghanistan for humanitarian aid

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced that Islamabad will allow the transit of 50,000 tonnes of wheat and winter shelters offered by India to Afghanistan.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_This was among announcements by Khan after visiting the newly-established Afghanistan Inter-Ministerial Coordination Cell (), along with Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed , Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood and NSA Moeed Yousaf, where he chaired its first committee meeting.

will also facilitate the return of Afghan patients who had gone to India for and are stuck there, he announced, Tribune India reported.

Pakistan will also immediately ship in-kind humanitarian assistance worth Rs 5 billion, including 50,000 tonnes of wheat and winter shelters.

According to the Tribune , Pakistani authorities have not however said whether Indian trucks will be allowed to travel to Afghanistan or whether they will have to offload the goods at the border and load the aid onto Pakistani or Afghan trucks.

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