Pakistan extends time for transportation of wheat from India to Afghanistan

Foreign OfficePakistan extends time for transportation of wheat from India to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has extended the time period for transportation of 50,000 Metric Tonnes (MTs) of wheat and life saving medicines to Afghanistan via Attari-Wagah integrated check post for two months.

In a statement on Monday, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the government of Pakistan in November 2021 had approved, as a special gesture to the Afghan people, the transportation of 50,000 MTs of wheat and life saving medicines as humanitarian assistance from India to Afghanistan via Wagah border on exceptional basis for humanitarian purposes.


The time period granted for transportation of the humanitarian assistance expired on March 21, 2022.

The government of India recently requested for extension in time period to complete the transportation process.

The Spokesperson said that as a manifestation of our sincere efforts towards addressing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, it has been decided to grant two months’ extension to facilitate completion of the transportation.

Iftikhar Ahmad said that all the modalities shall remain the same as earlier communicated to the Indian side.

The High Commission of India in Islamabad has been informed of the decision in this regard, he said.

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