The manner for the transport of Indian wheat and medicines through Pakistan to Afghanistan is still yet to be sided out with Islamabad putting some conditions for giving with the thing stated on Monday.
Pakistan has forced that the consignments of over 50,000 tons of wheat and medicines to be sent to Afghanistan be transported on trucks of Pakistan from the Wagah border while India favored using its own transport.
India is eager on making sure that the aid reaches the beneficiaries without even being diverted and needs the distribution of the relief stuffs through a credible global agency, the people stated.
They stated that Pakistan has put a number of riders for permitting the transit facility not with standing India’s clean message that aid must be allowed to reach the people of Afghanistan without any conditions.
A media report of Pakistan had stated that Pakistan had asked transportation of wheat on trucks of Pakistan to be operated by the UN.
There has been views that India could press for handing more than the aid of Wagah border to United Nations agency for their distribution in Afghanistan.
On Friday, a Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi stated, “India is working on the modalities to send humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan through Pakistan”.
At the same time, he stated that “humanitarian assistance should not be subject to conditionalities”.
Imran Khan, president of Pakistan stated last Monday stated that his government will permit the transit of 50,000 tons of wheat from India to Afghanistan.
“We received a response from the government of Pakistan to our proposal made on October 7 for providing humanitarian assistance of 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to the people of Afghanistan. This also has life-saving medicines that we wanted to send,” Bagchi had stated.
On Wednesday Pakistan stated that it has now formally told India about its decision to permit the transportation of an Indian humanitarian shipment of 50,000 metric tons of wheat and drugs that are life-saving to Afghanistan through their territory.