Taliban official slams Pakistan for donating inedible wheat, says India’s far better
India has been delivering wheat to Afghanistan in multiple consignments through the United Nations World Food Program
A Taliban official is reported to have launched a blistering attack on Pakistan for donating poor quality wheat while praising the quality of wheat sent by India. In a video which went viral on social media, Taliban officials are claimed to be seen complaining about the quality of Pakistani wheat.
“Wheat donated by Pakistan is not edible: Taliban Official,” Afghan journalist Abdulhaq Omeri tweeted as he shared a video of a Taliban official.
Netizens from Afghanistan also thanked India for sending “good quality wheat.”
“Thank you India for your continued support to the Afghan people. Our Public to public-friendly relations will be forever. Jai Hind,” Hamdullah Arbab tweeted.
Subsequent reports have suggested that the Taliban official who had made these remarks has been dismissed from his post.
Another user named Najib Farhodis said, “Wheat donated by Pakistan to Afghanistan All Pakistani wheat is worn out and spoiled that cannot be used. India has always helped Afghanistan.”
People in Afghanistan are facing a serious humanitarian crisis, with food shortage becoming a major problem. India has committed itself to providing humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan.
This includes, besides medicines, providing 50,000 MTs of wheat for the Afghan people which will be distributed by the United Nations’ World Food Programme in Afghanistan.
Last month, India had dispatched the first consignment of wheat to the Afghan people as humanitarian assistance.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Afghan Ambassador to India Farid Mamundzay and World Food Programme Country Director Bishaw Parajuli had flagged off the consignment from Amritsar, Punjab.
The 50-truck convoy had reached Afghanistan after travelling across the land route through Pakistan.
The second convoy of humanitarian assistance carrying 2000 MTs of wheat left Attari, Amritsar on Thursday for Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. “India remains committed to its special relationship with the people of Afghanistan,” MEA Official Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Twitter.