First PIA flight carrying WHO medical supplies lands in Mazar-i-Sharif

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: As part of the humanitarian air bridge, the first cargo flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying medical supplies of the World Health Organization (WHO) landed in Mazar-i-Sharif on Monday.

The PK-234 (Boeing 777 AP-BHV), flew from Dubai and landed at the Mazar-i-Sharif Airport – the first international flight to Afghanistan’s fourth-largest city after the Taliban took over.

As PIA is providing air transport for the operation, the WHO will be arranging logistics on the ground. Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmed Khan confirmed that the PIA cargo flight took essential supplies of WHO to Mazar-i-Sharif in line with Pakistan’s role of making a ‘humanitarian air bridge’ in coordination with international agencies.

In view of the medical supplies running out within days in Afghanistan, WHO had announced last week to establish an air bridge into the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif with the help of Pakistani authorities. - APP