New Delhi, Jagran Bureau. Pakistan has finally agreed to give way for the transportation of Indian wheat to Afghanistan. Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan has announced that 50 thousand tonnes of wheat from India will be supplied to Afghanistan through Pakistan. This decision has been taken on humanitarian grounds and as soon as the Government of India completes the relevant procedures in this regard, it will be implemented expeditiously.

The Pakistani PM has also said that Afghan citizens who have gone to India for treatment will also be helped to return by land. Many Afghan nationals are still in India after air connectivity was affected after the Taliban came to power. Long before the statement issued by Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s Office on Monday, India had said that it wants to send wheat to Afghanistan on humanitarian grounds.

It should also be mentioned that in the years before the Taliban came to power, due to the dogma of Pakistan, India was not able to send the necessary wheat to Afghanistan for many years. Later, after the establishment of Chabahar Port, it was possible to send wheat there. But after the Taliban came to power, the road from Chabahar Port to Afghanistan has also become difficult. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called for immediate assistance to Afghanistan on humanitarian grounds during the discussion in the United Nations.

Recently, India told the UN Security Council that it is willing to coordinate with other stakeholders to provide necessary assistance to the people of Afghanistan. India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti, while addressing the UNSC on Wednesday at the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, endorsed that Afghanistan’s access to humanitarian aid should be unhindered.

Edited By: Krishna Bihari Singh