Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is getting severe, says Fawad Ch

Humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is getting severe, says Fawad Ch

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is getting severe with every passing day.

Addressing a ceremony, organized by the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad, he said that the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan will be focused in the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting being held in Islamabad on the 19th of this month. “We want to prepare a mechanism in collaboration with brotherly Islamic countries, including Saudi Arabia, to help the Afghan people.”

He said that Pakistan is extending every possible support to Afghanistan, and we are providing 250,000 metric tons of wheat to Afghanistan.

“Pakistan has withdrawn duty on forty items being imported from Afghanistan, which will help the Afghan business community to stand on their own feet,” he added.

The Information Minister said that the OIC Foreign Ministers meeting in Pakistan will be the biggest event in Pakistan on foreign affairs since 1980. “Eighty-four countries, including foreign ministers of 27 countries, will attend the conference.”

Speaking on the occasion, Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Bin Said Al-Maliki said that Saudi Arabia is expanding cooperating with Pakistan in diverse fields. “Media has an important role to play to further strengthen the bilateral relationship.”