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Pakistan dispatches emergency relief goods for flood victims in Afghanistan

The emergency relief package has been dispatched from Nur Khan Air Base on Saturday and will land in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan.

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The government of Pakistan dispatches emergency relief goods for the victims of recent flooding in Afghanistan. Heavy rain and flooding have killed 22 people in Afghanistan, and damaged crops and hundreds of homes in Afghanistan.

The Taliban government is struggling to carry out relief activities and provide support to victims of worsening economic crisis and instability. Taliban had announced to reach out to the international community for humanitarian assistance and aid. Flooding has affected almost one-third of its provinces.

“Due to flooding and storms in 12 provinces, 22 people have died and 40 injured,” said Hassibullah Shekhani, head of communications and information at Afghanistan’s National Disaster Management Authority.

Rain has severely affected the western provinces of Badghis, Faryab, and the northern province of Baghlan. According to Shekhani, 500 houses have been destroyed, 2000 damaged, 3000 acres of the crop have been damaged and 300 head of livestock killed.

Pakistan to support Afghanistan

On Thursday, Pakistan had announced to dispatch of relief goods to Afghanistan. “We are with the Afghan people in this difficult hour and will provide them every possible assistance,” Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said, expressing solidarity with the people facing devastation.

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Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressed sorrow over the floods, loss of precious lives, and financial losses in 10 provinces of Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif reiterates solidarity with the Afghan interim government and people and expresses sympathy to the families of the victims and other victims.

The Prime Minister also appealed to the international community to come forward to provide emergency assistance to the Afghan people to deal with the devastating effects of the floods in Afghanistan. The OIC also called on the Afghan Humanitarian Trust Forum to step up its efforts to help the affected Afghan people.

The emergency relief package has been dispatched from Nur Khan Air Base on Saturday and will land in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan.