Tribune press service
New Delhi, January 7
The Taliban thanked India for its medical assistance to Afghanistan after handing over a third batch of two tons of essential life-saving drugs to Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul on Friday.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid noted that in addition to six tons of medicine that arrived in Kabul in the morning as part of India’s aid to Afghanistan, New Delhi had also sent five lakh corona vaccine doses and “many other items” in Afghanistan.
“The Islamic Emirate is grateful to India for its humanitarian aid and cooperation,” Mujahid said.
The MEA said India is committed to continuing its special relationship with the Afghan people and providing them with humanitarian assistance. In the coming weeks, India intends to provide more humanitarian aid packages consisting of medicines and food grains to Afghanistan.
A much larger batch of Indian humanitarian aid is blocked at the Attari border as Pakistan hesitates for more than two months to ensure the transit of 50,000 tons of wheat for Afghanistan. Although Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced more than a month ago that Islamabad would allow the transit of 50,000 tonnes of wheat donated by India to Afghanistan, the two sides are still negotiating details.