Digital Desk, New Delhi. India had announced to send 50 thousand metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan and requested Pakistan to allow food grains to be sent through the Wagah border, which has been accepted by the Imram government.
Pakistan has accepted India’s request to send 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan through the Wagah border as a humanitarian aid. It has been informed by tweeting from the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office that Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the humanitarian aid to be sent by India to Afghanistan via Pakistan. But Indian government sources said that no formalities have been finalized.
He also announced Pakistan’s decision to allow the 50,000 MT of wheat India has offered to provide Afghanistan as humanitarian assistance to go through Pakistan as soon as modalities are finalized with the Indian side.
— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) November 22, 2021
India had requested
According to news agency PTI, last month India had announced to send 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan and requested Pakistan to allow it to send wheat through the Wagah border as a humanitarian aid.
Let us inform that Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Ahmed Muttaki had requested Pakistan PM Imran Khan last week to allow India to send wheat via Pakistan. At the same time, he had said that the Taliban government is ready to take humanitarian help from India.
It has also been told from the office of the Pakistani PM that Pakistan will also facilitate the return of such Afghan patients, who had gone to India for treatment and were stuck there during treatment.