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Pakistani PM Imran Khan extends solidarity to Indians affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

Pakistan has recorded 157 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest since last year.

New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday (April 24) expressed support for the people of India following a massive increase in COVID-19 cases in the country and extended its condolences to the affected families.

The Prime Minister tweeted: “I express my solidarity with the Indian people who are facing the deadliest wave of COVID-19. We pray for the speedy recovery of people affected by the epidemic around the world, including our neighbors. We must fight together against this scourge of humanity. “

Qureshi said the COVID-19 crisis is yet another reminder that humanitarian issues require answers that go beyond political consideration.

“We express our support for the people of India in the wake of the current wave of infections # COVID19 that has hit our region heavily. On behalf of the people of Pakistan, I extend our sincere condolences to the affected families in #India,” Qureshi tweeted.

Pakistan continues to work with the SAARC countries to foster cooperation to tackle the pandemic, he said.

A record single-day increase of 3.46,786 coronavirus cases pushed India’s infection count to 1.66,10,481, while active cases surpassed the 25 lakh mark, according to updated data from the Ministry of Health of the Union. on Saturday. The death toll rose to 1.89,544 with a record 2,624 more deaths in one day, according to the data.

Pakistan has recorded 157 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest since last year, while the new number of reported cases was 5,908, the health ministry said on Saturday.

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