We can purchase smuggled ventilators: Embassy

KABUL (Pajhwok): Thirty-two smuggled ventilators to Pakistan have been sold out and if the Afghan government orders, these devices could be purchased and the issue investigated, the Afghanistan’s Embassy in Islamabad said on Tuesday. Earlier, Pajhwok Afghan News reported that 32 ventilators Afghanistan received in aid had been smuggled to Pakistan at a time when patients in the country were dying due to lack of these devices. The Afghanistan’s embassy in Islamabad wrote to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 19 that “the source” in contact with the smugglers had reached out to the embassy and according to its information, the smugglers wanted to sell one ventilator against $8,000.

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