TORKHAM BORDER: Customs Health Care society with the collaboration of Pakistan’s customs on Thursday donated 16 trucks of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan via Torkham border.
In this connection a ceremony was arranged at Torkham border where federal ombudsman Asif Mehmood Jah was chief guest. A large number of customs, military and civil administration officials including member, custom operation Sayed Tariq Huda, Chief collector Ahmad Raza, collector appraisement Amjadur Rehman and leutenant colonel Jaffar also attended the ceremony.
Pakistan’s consul in Afghan city Jalalabad Abid Khan, Afghan business attache in Peshawar and Afghan officials also attended the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan’s consul general in Jalalabad Abidullah Khan said that around 0.7 million Afghan citizens have been internally displaced due to the Afghan Taliban episode. He said world communities turned off their eyes to help Afghan nationals in the time of crises while Pakistan extended its full moral and social support to them. He said hundreds of thousands infants were starving for food as Afghanistan was facing scarcity of foods.
Doctor Asif Mehmood Jah said that Pakistan and its citizens came forward and helped the critical situation of Afghan people. He said Pakistan always extended its humanitarian support for the Afghan people. He thanked donors and Pakistani companies who donated different goods including food and none food items for the needy Afghan citizens. He said it was the fifth consignment of aid sent to Afghanistan in the past few weeks. Asif Jah said they have pledged to the Afghan government to help the Internally displaced persons(TDPs) in Afghanistan.