The offer came after Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed solidarity with the people of India fighting the deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Delhi: Pakistan offered humanitarian aid, including fans, to India to help the country fight the deadly wave of COVID-19 and said the two countries could explore possible ways of further cooperation to mitigate the challenges posed by the pandemic.
The Foreign Ministry, in a statement late on Saturday, said Pakistan was ready to send specific items quickly as soon as arrangements were made, the PTI news agency said.
“As a gesture of solidarity with the people of India in the wake of the current wave of COVID-19, Pakistan offered relief support to India, including fans, Bi PAP, digital X-ray machines, PPEs and related items,” according com for the declaration.
He said interested authorities in Pakistan and India could work on modalities for the quick delivery of relief items. “They (authorities) can also explore possible forms of additional cooperation to mitigate the challenges posed by the pandemic,” said the document.
The offer came after Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed solidarity with the people of India fighting the deadly wave of the pandemic, saying “we must fight together this global challenge facing humanity”.
In a tweet, Khan said, “Our prayers for a speedy recovery go to all those who suffer from the pandemic in our neighborhood and around the world.”
“I want to express our solidarity with the people of India as they fight a dangerous wave of COVID-19. We must fight this global challenge that humanity faces together ”, he said on Twitter.
Several Pakistanis, including political leaders and sports celebrities, accessed Twitter to offer prayers and good luck to the people of India.
Hashtags like #pakistanstandwithindia in support of India were on the rise and twitteratis gave their ideas for Pakistan and India to come together in difficult times. Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar said it was time to support each other.