Pakistan hands over seven containers of Covid supplies to Afghanistan
Islamabad will extend all possible assistance to Kabul to cope with pandemic, says custom collector
Pakistan on Tuesday handed over seven containers of Covid-19 supplies to the Afghan government to help fight the pandemic.
The handover ceremony was held at the Turkham border which was attended by Afghan and Pakistani health officials while Chief Custom Collector Asif Mehmood Jah attended the event as the chief guest.
Addressing the ceremony, the customs official said Pakistan has always stood shoulder to shoulder with Afghan citizens during testing times and Islamabad would extend all possible assistance to Kabul to cope with Covid-19.
The trade activities between the two countries suffered a lot due to the pandemic and added that with the cooperation from the two sides the trade activities would be enhanced once the situation returns to normal, Asif Mehmood added.
The custom collector said both the neighbouring countries can deal with the Covid-19 pandemic if people get vaccinated against coronavirus.
Speaking on the occasion, Afghan Consulate Commercial Attaché Fawad Asghar said that the pandemic has badly affected the livelihood of Afghanistan, adding with the cooperation of friendly countries the situation would return to normal.
The Afghan official said that Afghanistan is in dire need of oxygen as the country is grappling with the third wave of the pandemic triggered by new virus variants.
The seven containers compromising medicines, oxygen cylinders, ventilators and other accessories were handed to Afghan commercial attaché.