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Pakistan Grants Two Months To Facilitate Transportation On India’s Request

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Pakistan has granted India’s request for an extension in the time period for transportation of 50,000 metric tonnes (MT) of wheat and life-saving medicines as humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan through the Attari-Wagah integrated check post.

Pakistan has granted India’s request for an extension in the time period for transportation of 50,000 metric tonnes (MT) of wheat and life-saving medicines as humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan through the Attari-Wagah integrated check post.

Pakistan In November 2021, the government of had approved as a special gesture to the Afghan people, the transportation of 50,000 MT of wheat and life-saving medicines as humanitarian assistance from India to Afghanistan via the Wagah border on an exceptional basis for humanitarian purposes.

 

Recently, the government of India requested an extension in the time period to complete the transportation process.

“As a manifestation of our sincere efforts towards addressing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, it has been decided to grant two months’ extension to facilitate completion of the transportation,” the statement added. “All the modalities shall remain the same as earlier communicated to the Indian side.”

It said that the High Commission of India in Islamabad has been informed of the decision in this regard.

So far, the Afghan authorities have only collected 10,700 tonnes of wheat in the 30 days from the Indian authorities. The first convoy of 41 trucks collected the first consignment of 2,500 tonnes of wheat on 22 February 2022 from India. The second consignment of 2,000 tonnes was collected by a fleet of 36 trucks on 5 March 2022. Similarly, the third, fourth, and fifth convoys also collected their consignments successfully during March. However, the sixth convey was not allowed to collect the consignment as the time frame given by the Pakistani authorities had met its deadline.

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