ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on Tuesday the immediate provision of $1 million humanitarian assistance for the distressed people of Yemen.

The Prime Minister announced the aid during a meeting with Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Abdul Malik Abduljalil Al-Mekhlafi in Islamabad.

According to Radio Pakistan, the PM said that Pakistan and Yemen have traditionally enjoyed a special relationship, which is based on trust, friendship and cooperation.

He also expressed gratitude for Yemen’s assistance and support in successful evacuation of thousands of Pakistani nationals stranded in Yemen in March 2015.

The visiting dignitary thanked the Prime Minister for Pakistan’s support to Yemen.