Afghanistan Earthquake


Amid economic and pandemic crisis, Afghanistan witnessing yet another catastrophe, a powerful earthquake has killed at least 1,000 people and injured 1,500 in eastern Afghanistan. It is the deadliest earthquake to strike Afghanistan in two decades and a major challenge for the Taliban, the Islamist movement which regained power last year after the Western-backed government collapsed. Earthquakes tend to cause significant damage in Afghanistan, where dwellings in many rural areas are unstable or poorly built.Pakistan has dispatched relief goods for earthquake affectees of Afghanistan. The consignment arranged by the National Disaster Management Authority consists of family tents, tarpaulins, blankets and emergency medicines. Pakistan has assured all possible support to ameliorate the sufferings of the Afghan families affected by the 6.1 magnitude earthquake which hit parts of Afghanistan. Pakistan has always been helping its Afghan brethren in every hour of need. Devastating earthquake in Paktika province of Afghanistan resulted in loss of lives and properties. The people of Pakistan stand with Afghan people in this difficult time. Pakistan has also sent relief goods to help the people who were affected by this earthquake. In addition, Pakistan has also been hosting millions of Afghans and both countries enjoy long term relations based on shared religion, culture and values. Pertinent to mention that, Afghanistan is prone to quakes, as it’s located in a tectonically active region, over a number of fault lines including the Chaman fault, the Hari Rud fault, the Central Badakhshan fault and the Darvaz fault.

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