Pakistan committed to provide all out support to Afghan people to avert humanitarian crisis: PM Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
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.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Advisor to PM on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, National Security Advisor Dr. Moeed Wasim Yousaf, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and senior civil and military officers.
Meanwhile according to a private TV channel, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday held one-on-one meeting with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and discussed country’s security situation.
During the meeting, both the leaders also deliberated upon the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan following Taliban’s takeover.
Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum was also present on the occasion.