Islamabad (Web Desk): Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday expressed support and sympathy to Indian people amid worst COVID-19 situation
In a tweet, FM Qureshi, on behalf of people of Pakistan, extended heartfelt sympathies to affected families in India in the wake of current wave of COVID-19 infections that has hit the country hard.
FM said that COVID-19 pandemic is yet another reminder that humanitarian issues required responses beyond political consideration.
He added that Pakistan continues to work with SAARC countries to foster cooperation to tackle the pandemic.
#COVID19 is yet another reminder that humanitarian issues require responses beyond political consideration. Pakistan continues to work with SAARC countries to foster cooperation to tackle the pandemic. https://t.co/hgpp0vxjSM— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) April 24, 2021
Earlier, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also expressed concern over the Covid-19 situation across the border.
In a tweet, the minister said, “In these difficult times our prayers are with people of India may God be kind and may these difficult times get over soon.”
The situation continues to get worse in India as another 2,624 deaths, a new daily record, were reported in 24 hours, taking the official toll to nearly 190,000 since the pandemic started.
More than 340,000 new cases were also reported, taking India's total to 16.5 million, second only to the United States (US).
People across India scrambled for life-saving oxygen supplies on Friday and patients lay dying outside hospitals as the capital recorded the equivalent of one death from COVID-19 every five minutes.