PM expresses solidarity with acting PM Afghanistan TRAGIC LOSS OF LIVES


NC Desk

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif telephoned acting Prime Minister of Interim Afghan Government Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund and conveyed Pakistan’s solidarity with Afghan people in wake of earthquake.

During telephonic conversation, PM expressed deep sympathy and condolences from government and people of Pakistan over loss of precious lives and damage caused by devastating earthquake that struck Afghanistan on June 22. Shehbaz Sharif prayed for forgiveness of deceased and speedy recovery of injured. He reiterated that Pakistan stands shoulder to shoulder with its Afghan brothers in this hour of need. He shared details regarding relief efforts mounted by Pakistan to provide emergency assistance to Afghanistan, including dispatch of emergency medicines, tents, tarpaulins and blankets.

He said that Ghulam Khan and Angor Ada Border crossing points have been opened for transportation of Afghans for treatment in Pakistani hospitals, adding that Pakistan will continue to support neighbouring country in days to come. Sharif underscored close fraternal relations between two peoples and reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to provide assistance to Afghan people facing a dire humanitarian situation.

He also highlighted measures taken by Pakistan to facilitate trade and movement of people through effective border management.