Pakistan Army offers assistance as earthquake kills nearly 1000 in Afghanistan

03:52 PM | 22 Jun, 2022
Pakistan Army offers assistance as earthquake kills nearly 1000 in Afghanistan

RAWALPINDI – Pakistan Army on Wednesday offered help to the neighboring country after nearly 1000 people were killed and hundreds more wounded following a strong earthquake in eastern Afghanistan.

A tweet shared by a military spokesperson said Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Services Chiefs express deepest condolences over the tragic loss of precious lives and damage to infrastructure due to earthquake and torrential floods in various areas of Afghanistan.

It added that the armed forces are ready to provide all possible humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed grief over loss of precious lives in the unfortunate incident. Pakistan stands with Afghan brothers and sisters in this difficult time and it will provide all possible assistance to the people of Afghanistan, he said.

Foreign Office also issued a statement, saying Pakistani institutions are working to extend required assistance to Afghanistan in coordination with their relevant authorities.

The recent quake is said to be the deadliest to hit the landlocked country in decades and comes as the Taliban-ruled nation is in the throes of a hunger crisis.

The earthquake, registered at a depth of 10 kms, hit the city of Khost, which lies close to the country's border with Pakistan.

Most of the casualties were reported in Paktika province, in the districts of Giyan, Nika, Barmal and Zirok, per reports.

The disastrous event occurred as the majority of Afghans are experiencing hunger, as the US and its allies halted about $7 billion of the country's foreign reserves and cut off international funding.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

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US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
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Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
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Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
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Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
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