Pakistan to send wheat for Afghanistan’s Kunduz residents

Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday ordered what to be sent for the people affected by recent fighting in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, officials said.

Thousands fled Kunduz due to fighting between the Taliban and the Afghan security forces after the Taliban overran the city on September 28, Xinhua quoted Afghan officials as saying.

The city was retaken by the security forces after a 10-day fighting. The US-led forces also used aerial power to help the Afghan forces enter the strategically important city.

“Taking notice of the food shortage faced by the residents of Kunduz, Sharif directed the Foreign Office to arrange for transportation of a plane-load of wheat stock,” the Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office said.

“This measure is being taken as a goodwill gesture on behalf of the people and the government for the returning residents of Kunduz facing severe food shortage after Taliban retreat,” a statement said.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here