First shipment of Indian wheat through Pakistan expected early February
India and Pakistan have reached an agreement over the transit of emergency aid to Afghanistan.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)- reported that this move will see 50,000 metric tons of wheat being sent overland from to Afghanistan via Pakistan in early February.
Indian and officials have reportedly worked on the agreement for two months.
India recently sent its third batch of assistance to Kabul, mostly life-saving medicines, by air.
According to the agreement, trucks from Afghanistan, operating under UN’s World Food Programme () will ferry Indian wheat from the -Pakistan border to Afghanistan via Pakistan’s border crossing with Afghanistan.
Pakistan meanwhile announced that it has put all arrangements in place and was awaiting final confirmation from India for the despatch of the first consignment.