KHYBER: King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Habib Foundation and Al-Khidmat Foundation on Wednesday sent 24 trucks loaded mostly with food items to Afghanistan.

Sources at the Torkham border said that Saudi Arabia handed over 16 trucks, Habib Foundation five trucks and Al-Khidmat three trucks to Afghan Taliban authorities at the border crossing.

Additional assistant commissioner Ashraf Uddin and head of Al-Khidmat Foundation Khalid Waqas handed over the trucks loaded with food, quilts, medicines and other necessary items of domestic use to Afghan Taliban representative Maulvi Abdul Wahab.

Meanwhile, activists of Khyber Siyasi Ittehad, along with some losing candidates in the December 19 local bodies’ polls, continued their protest for the second day on Wednesday against alleged rigging in the polls.

The protesters blocked the main Peshawar-Torkhum highway after midday while demanding holding of free and fair local bodies polls. The losing candidates said that they would also approach the Election Commission of Pakistan and the Peshawar High Court for the acceptance of their demands.

Published in Dawn, December 23rd, 2021

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