Over 1,100 tons of relief items sent as Pakistan’s humanitarian aid to Afghanistan continues

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ISLAMABAD, (APP): Pakistan has so far dispatched eight consignments containing 1,115 tons of relief items for Afghan people as the process of extending humanitarian aid to the war-torn country continues.

Consisting of food, medicine, and shelters, two consignments were dispatched through the Torkham border, two from the Ghulam Khan border and one from the Chaman border.

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Five consignments were arranged with the collaboration of the Turkish Red Crescent Society, Aga Khan Foundation, Rizq, a Lahore-based startup, and Kashmir Orphan Relief Trust.

Out of these, three consignments were sent through Torkham, one each from Angoor Adda and Karachi.

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The said five consignments consisted of 554 tons of food, medicines, and shelters.

Besides dispatching relief items, Pakistan had also been supporting the Afghan masses by sending medical teams to cope with the medical emergency situation which is feared to deteriorate with the onset of the winter.

Pakistan has established two medical camps in which 8,120 patients were examined and 530 patients went through surgical procedures conducted by the Pakistani eye specialists.

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The first free eye camp was organized in Khost from November 18-20, 2021 where 2670 patients were treated while 324 surgeries were performed.

The second free eye camp was organized at Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital Kabul from November 22-24, 2021 where 5,450 patients including children, women, and the elderly were treated and 206 surgeries were performed.

Since the pullout of foreign troops from Afghanistan, Pakistan had been calling the world to assist Afghanistan to avert a humanitarian and economic catastrophe.

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