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First PIA flight with medical provides lands in Mazar-i-Sharif

First PIA flight with medical supplies lands in Mazar-i-Sharif
A Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) flight carrying medical necessities from the World Well being Group (WHO) landed in Mazar-i-Sharif Monday.

The PK-234 flew from Dubai and landed on the Mazar-i-Sharif Airport – the primary worldwide flight to the nation’s fourth-largest metropolis after the Taliban swept Afghanistan, in response to state-run Related Press of Pakistan.

The nationwide flag service is offering air transport for the operation whereas WHO will likely be arranging logistics on the bottom as a part of the humanitarian bridge within the war-torn nation.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mansoor Ahmed Khan, confirmed that the PIA cargo flight took important provides of WHO to Mazar-i-Sharif consistent with Pakistan’s position of constructing a “humanitarian air bridge” in coordination with worldwide businesses.

“First PIA Cargo flight with WHO medical provides from Islamabad to Mazar Sharif at present,” the envoy tweeted and thanked PIA for its efforts in making certain the provides to Afghanistan.

 “A humanitarian air bridge for important provides to Afghanistan in coordination with worldwide businesses. Thanx PIA,” he wrote.

In view of the medical provides operating out inside days in Afghanistan, the worldwide well being watchdog had introduced final week to determine an air bridge within the northern metropolis of Mazar-i-Sharif with assist from Pakistani authorities.

Trauma kits and emergency provides for hospitals and medicines for treating continual malnutrition in kids are amongst precedence gadgets required for Afghanistan the place 18 million folks depend upon assist, the WHO’s regional emergency director had mentioned.

“What stays sure is that humanitarian wants are huge and rising,” Rick Brennan instructed a UN briefing.

“Proper now due to safety considerations and a number of other different operational issues, Kabul airport shouldn’t be going to be an choice for the following week at the least,” he had mentioned.

“One of many issues now we have in Afghanistan proper now could be that there isn’t any civil aviation authority functioning, however we’re working with Pakistan significantly within the context of the Mazar-i-Sharif airport. As a result of they’ll work with contacts on the bottom so that every one the required steps to land an plane, to land a cargo plane, will be put in place,” Brennan had mentioned.

Insurance coverage charges for flying into Afghanistan had “skyrocketed at costs now we have by no means seen earlier than” within the 12 hours because the blast, the official had mentioned.

“So we are attempting to leap by that hoop in the intervening time and as soon as now we have addressed that we are going to hopefully be airborne within the subsequent 48 to 72 hours.”