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Pakistan’s NSA to visit Kabul for assessing humanitarian situation

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MONITORING (SW) – Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf will be visiting Kabul this week to assess the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, reported Express Tribune.

Official sources confirmed to The Express Tribune that a high-powered delegation led by the NSA would undertake a two-day trip to the Afghan capital on Tuesday on directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The delegation has been tasked to assess the on-ground situation and to evaluate the requirements of the locals.

Dr Yusuf will meet senior Taliban leaders and would convey Prime Minister Imran’s message of support for Afghanistan.

This visit comes at a time when nearly 23 million Afghans are at the risk of food scarcity. The severity of the situation can be gauged by the fact that the United Nations (UN) recently launched the biggest-ever appeal for any country in history, seeking $5 billion for Afghanistan in 2022.

The UN warned that if the people of Afghanistan are not aided immediately, $10 billion would be required by next year to mitigate the looming humanitarian crisis.

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