Pakistan grants extension to India to deliver aid to Afghanistan

Pakistan has decided to grant a two month extension to India for the transportation overland of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.

In a statement on Sunday, the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman said the extension was granted “as a manifestation of their sincere efforts towards addressing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan”.

This comes after India recently requested an extension to transport the 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat and life saving medicines to Afghanistan via the Attari-Wagah border.

Pakistan approved a request by India in November to transport the aid via road, across Pakistan.