ISLAMABAD, Oct 24 (AFP): Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived here Monday with more aid for survivors of the powerful earthquake which devastated northern Pakistan this month, officials said.
"President Karzai has arrived," Pakistani foreign office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.
His office in Kabul said he had brought five tonnes (tons) of medicine and a 30-strong medical team to Islamabad, as well as his foreign, defence and health ministers.
Karzai was expected to discuss relief measures with the Pakistani leadership following the October 8 quake that killed more than 53,000 people, injured about 75,000 and made more than three million homeless.
He was due to meet President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz to "discuss the ongoing international rescue and relief operations... and Afghanistan's assistance to the victims of the earthquake," a statement said.
The medical team was made up of doctors, nurses and pharmacists.
The government of poverty-stricken Afghanistan has already contributed four military helicopters, medical teams, food aid and cash to the relief operation.
At least eight US helicopters and five German aircraft based in Afghanistan to maintain security and help with reconstruction after the fall of the Taliban government in 2001 have also been diverted to Pakistan.