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Pakistan offers Afghan woman free cancer treatment

Pakistan offers Afghan woman free cancer treatment

Oct 07, 2018 - 09:25

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Pakistaninfo-icon army chief has allowed the free cancer treatment of an Afghan woman on humanitarian grounds, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistaninfo-icon Zahid Nasrullah Khan had recommended special assistance to the woman named Noorziya, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

 “Khan requested and … Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa agreed to extend free medical treatment to (the) Afghan female patient,” The Express Tribune reported.

The woman was due to arrive in Pakistan today (on Monday) through the Torkham border crossing, a Foreign Office official told the daily.

An ambulance would transport the ailing woman and three of her attendants to a designated hospital in Pakistan. Noorziya will be treated at the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.

Mastoora Stanikzai, a Peshawar-based Afghan diplomat, confirmed Noorziya would reach Pakistan today for cancer treatment.


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