By Ahtasham Yousaf
Islamabad: Despite all differences with the arch-rival India, Pakistanis are praying for Indian public as the country faces a deadly wave of covid-19, which has collapsed its entire health system.
Pakistanis goodwill gestures in this context remain top trend on Twitter with “Pakistan stands with India” on Saturday.
India is currently in the grip of a rampaging second wave of the pandemic as the country witnessed alarming covid-19 death toll and infections.
On Saturday, once again India’s covid-19 infections rose by 346,786 overnight, setting a new world record for the third consecutive day. Aimed the rising covid-19 cases, hospitals in India are begging for oxygen supplies.
The neighboring country has passed a new world record as the government battled to get oxygen supplies to hospitals overwhelmed by the hundreds of thousands of new daily cases.
“India has hit a rate of one COVID-19 reported death every four minutes in New Delhi as the capital’s underfunded health system buckled.
India’s disastrous surge in pandemic seems to be bringing people of both the countries closer. Pakistan’s twitter Saturday trended with ‘Pakistan stands with India’, with recovery wishes from Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday tweeted, “Our prayers for a speedy recovery go to all those suffering from the pandemic in our neighborhood & the world. We must fight this global challenge confronting humanity together”
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
From the Prime Minister’s cabinet members to common social media users, Pakistanis are expressing their solidarity with neighbors.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday tweeted “We express our support to the people of India in the wake of the current wave of COVID-19 infections that has hit our region hard. On behalf of the people of Pakistan, I extend our heartfelt sympathies to the affected families in #India.”
We express our support to the people of India in the wake of the current wave of #COVID19 infections, that has hit our region hard. On behalf of the people of Pakistan, I extend our heartfelt sympathies to the affected families in #India.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) April 24, 2021