Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the foreign office to send wheat to Kunduzin order to help the people of that region in the time of food shortage. Northern Afghan’s people have been facing the shortage of food since Taliban’s assault in the area.
The residents returned to Kunduz last week and have faced major food shortage as much of the region is destructed. PM directed FO to send a plane loaded with wheat to fulfill the need of those people.
The step is taken as a “goodwill” sign by the Government of Pakistan and people of Pakistan.
The statement issued by Prime Minister House read: This measure is being taken as a goodwill gesture on behalf of the people and Government of Pakistan for the returning residents of Kunduz facing severe food shortage after Taliban retreat.
Pakistan is actually facing a surplus of wheat production this year however, the government’s proposal to export at least 1.2 million tonnes of stock has been crippled by falling prices in the world market.
Pakistan and Afghanistan also signed an agreement in 2008 for the supply of 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are facing a critical relationship as Afghan officials have been accusing Pakistan continuously for nurturing Taliban who fight with residents there.
Relation between Pakistan and Afghanistan were heading to betterment however, the recent attacks in Kabul deteriorated the ties again.
President Ashraf Gillani alleged Pakistan of not cleaning its land properly from terrorists and also added that the attacks were being launched from there always. Afghan officials also accused Pakistan’s intelligence of playing a significant role in the capture of Kunduz by Taliban.
Afghanistan’s intelligence agency declared that some factors in Pakistan have been involved in last week’s deadly attacks on Kabul which killed almost 50 people and hundreds others got injured, according to the Associated Press.
The spokesman for the National Directorate of Security, Abdul Hassib Sediqi said that Afghan powers have affirmed Pakistani military interference in the last week’s assault.
Special circles of the Pakistani military were behind all those attacks, Abdul Hassib Sediqi said.
There was no immediate response from Islamabad that has in the past rejected all such allegations from Afghan capital, Kabul. Three attacks shocked Kabul in their brutality last week. A truck bomb blasted killing 15 people and 240 injured as they slept, according to authorities.
But in August this year, Pakistan and Afghan’s representatives held a meeting to sort out the issues between the two countries.