Pak Reluctantly Transports Indian Aid to Aghans
NEW DELHI (IANS) – Pakistan has transported the first load of Indian wheat and medicines to the war-torn Afghanistan via the Torkham border.
Pakistan said that the aid was supplied through the first batch of 41 Afghan trucks that entered the country via Torkham, as Pakistani authorities had refused to accept the Indian condition of using Indian trucks for transportation.
“The Afghan trucks are returning to Afghanistan today after loading the Indian wheat consignment, delivered at Attari-Wagah Border,” a statement read.
Pakistan agreed on an exceptional basis to allow the overland transportation of humanitarian assistance from India for Afghanistan to help it fight the ongoing crisis.
Pakistan has been closely coordinating with both sides to facilitate smooth transit of the aid, it added.
During the talks, Pakistan made it clear to India that it was facilitating the transportation only because of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, therefore, it should not be taken as a precedent to sending other items into its neighboring country.