Web Desk. Pakistan has formally offered assistance in solidarity with neighboring India, which is facing a severe crisis due to the coronavirus.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in a message on the social networking site Twitter that Pakistan formally offers assistance in solidarity with the people of India during the current epidemic of Covid-19.
As a gesture of solidarity with the people of India in the wake of the current wave of #COVID19, Pakistan has officially offered relief & support to #India, including ventilators, Bi PAP, digital X ray machines, PPEs & other related items. We believe in a policy of #HumanityFirst
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) April 24, 2021
He said that Pakistan believes in the policy of giving priority to humanity and India will be provided with ventilators, digital X-ray machines,s, and other necessary safety equipment.
The Foreign Office said in a statement that the relevant authorities of Pakistan and India would work on a mechanism to provide relief goods to India as soon as possible and further co-operate in tackling the challenges posed by the epidemic. We will work out a plan of action.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed solidarity with the people of neighboring India, which is suffering from the Coronavirus. He expressed solidarity with the Indian people in a tweet on a social networking site, saying “the Indian people are facing a dangerous wave of Corona.”
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 & the world. We must fight this global challenge confronting humanity together
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 24, 2021
He added, “All over the world, including India, we pray for the speedy recovery of the Corona victims, while we must work together to meet the global challenge facing humanity.”
The hashtag ‘#IndiaNeedsOxygen’ was seen trending in Pakistan yesterday and Prime Minister Imran Khan was urged to send aid to India on humanitarian grounds.
Faisal Edhi, son of well-known social leader late Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the Edhi Foundation, in a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressed concern over the crisis in Covid-19 and offered help.
He had offered to send 50 ambulances and a team of volunteers to India, saying he was ready to lead a team of volunteers. It should be noted that a record number of cases are being reported in India with each passing day and the supply of oxygen in hospitals has decreased.
In the last 24 hours, 346,786 cases were reported in India while 2,624 people were killed. The virus has so far infected 16.6 million people and killed 190,000 in India.
Experts say it will take three weeks for the epidemic to reach its peak and the number of people infected and killed by the virus could still be higher than reported.
The Indian government has come under fire for failing to tackle a new wave of the Covid-19, while the opposition has been sharply criticized for holding election rallies alongside the country’s largest religious festival, Kumbh Mela.
In New Delhi, the worst-hit capital of India, many hospitals have appealed to the administration and the government to provide immediate oxygen due to lack of oxygen.
On Friday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for help in a press conference. He had said that God helps us to get oxygen, a great tragedy could arise here.
The concerned authorities of #Pakistan and #India can work out modalities for quick delivery of the relief items. They can also explore possible ways of further cooperation to mitigate the challenges posed by the #pandemic. 2/2 @MEAIndia @PakinIndia
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) April 24, 2021