New Delhi: As India battles the recent wave of Coronavirus pandemic, neighbouring Pakistan has provided help by way of offering reduction help, together with ventilators and different supplies.
The two international locations can discover doable methods of additional cooperation to mitigate the challenges posed by the pandemic, Pakistan mentioned.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office issued an announcement late Saturday evening stating that the nation was able to ship particular gadgets shortly as quickly because the modalities have been labored out.
Pakistan has provided to supply reduction help to India together with ventilators, Bi-PAP, digital X-ray machines, PPEs, and associated gadgets, in keeping with the assertion as a gesture of solidarity with India within the wake of present Covid-19 disaster.
It mentioned that the authorities involved of Pakistan and India can work out modalities for fast supply of the reduction gadgets. They (authorities) can even discover doable methods of additional cooperation to mitigate the challenges posed by the pandemic, it mentioned.
This comes after Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed solidarity with India amid the present Covid-19 disaster. He took to Twitter and wrote: “I want to express our solidarity with the people of India as they battle a dangerous wave of Covid-19. Our prayers for a speedy recovery go to all those suffering from the pandemic in our neighbourhood and the world. We must fight this global challenge confronting humanity together”.
Meanwhile, Hashtags like ‘#pakistanstandwithindia’ have been seen trending on Twitter as customers in Pakistan expressed help for India and shared recommendations for each international locations to return collectively to take care of these tough instances.
Several Pakistanis, together with political leaders, actors, sports activities personalities have provided prayers and good needs Indians. Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar additionally mentioned that it was time to help one another.
Musician-Actor Ali Zafar also tweeted with the hashtag ‘#pakistanstandwithindia’.
Meanwhile, pressure is being mounted on the United States for allowing critical Covid vaccine-related supplies to reach India.
A senior State Department official has defended the country’s restrictions on the export of key raw materials for the manufacture of Covid-19 vaccine, asserting that US President Joe Biden administration’s first obligation is to take care of the requirements of the American people,
“…the United States first and foremost is engaged in an ambitious and effective and, so far, successful effort to vaccinate the American people,” PTI quoted State Department spokesperson Ned Price as saying while responding to a poser on when Biden administration would decide on India’s request to lift a ban on the export of vaccine raw materials.
The support from Pakistan is a welcome development even as both countries have been at the opposite ends often criticising each other over the matters of national security and Jammu & Kashmir’s status.
Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi had also tweeted: “We express our support to the people of India in the wake of the current wave of Covid-19 infections, that has hit our region hard. On behalf of the people of Pakistan, I extend our heartfelt sympathies to the affected families in India”.
(With Agency Inputs)