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Imran Khan says he will consider Taliban govt request to allow transport of Indian wheat to Afghanistan

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Imran Khan’s statement comes days after his refusal to allow use of Pakistan territory for transport of 50,000 tonnes of wheat from India to Afghanistan

 

Islamabad: Pakistan will consider Taliban government’s request to allow Indian wheat to be transported to Afghanistan on an “exceptional basis for humanitarian purposes”, the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.

The statement comes after India said its efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan were being prevented by unhindered access.

India had offered to supply relief material, including 50,000 tonnes of wheat. However, Pakistan has refused to allow the material to be transported through its territory.

Reacting to the development, Pakistani Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said, “The Prime Minister conveyed that in the current context Pakistan would favourably consider the request by Afghan brothers for transportation of wheat offered by India through Pakistan on an exceptional basis for humanitarian purposes and as per modalities to be worked out.”

 

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