akistan has officially reached out to India and offered support in the wake of a particularly lethal coronavirus wave in the country.
“As a gesture of solidarity with the people of India in the wake of the current wave of COVID19, Pakistan has officially offered relief and support to India, including ventilators, Bi PAP, digital X ray machines, PPEs and other related items,” announced Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi late Saturday.
Pakistan would send ventilators, masks, X-Ray machines, masks, PPE equipment, said Qureshi, adding that any other item that it can possibly offer, it will try to offer its neighbour, he said.
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“We believe in a policy of humanity first,” he added.
Later, while speaking to Geo News, the Pak foreign minister said that he had been monitoring India’s situation for the last 48 hours, and the situation over there is “very worrying”.
Qureshi said keeping in view today’s situation, he held consultations with Prime Minister Imran Khan, and following their talks, the premier permitted the foreign ministry to approach India.
“We met India’s high commissioner in Pakistan and offered help on a humanitarian basis, that we can help and are willing to help, and this is our offer,” Qureshi said.
The Pak foreign minister said the Indian envoy was asked to communicate Pakistan’s request to his government. “If they respond positively, then we will work out the modalities and send equipment via Wagah,” Qureshi said the Indian envoy was told.