CPIML Liberation is deeply grieved by the news of death and destruction caused by a powerful earthquake in Eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday morning. According to reports, more than 1000 people have been killed in the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck near the city of Khost.
The impact of the disaster has been exacerbated by the severe economic crisis the country had been facing since the withdrawal US led occupation forces. Economic sanctions on the new Taliban regime and freezing of Afghan central bank assets, including foreign reserves in the US has led to extreme situations of poverty, hunger and severe shortage of medicines and life-saving medical supplies.
We stand with people of Afghanistan in this time of crisis and economic sanctions placed on the country must be withdrawn. International community must provide immediate rescue and humanitarian support to help the people of Afghanistan.