Islamabad, April 24
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday expressed support to the people of India within the wake of an enormous surge in Covid circumstances within the nation and prolonged his sympathies to the affected households.
Qureshi stated the Covid disaster is yet one more reminder that humanitarian points require responses past political consideration.
“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,” Qureshi tweeted.
Pakistan continues to work with the SAARC nations to foster cooperation to sort out the pandemic, he stated.
A file single-day rise of three,46,786 coronavirus circumstances pushed India’s tally of an infection to 1,66,10,481, whereas energetic circumstances crossed the 25-lakh mark, in accordance to the Union Health Ministry information up to date on Saturday. The demise toll rose to 1,89,544 with a file 2,624 extra fatalities in a day, in accordance to the information.
Pakistan has reported 157 coronavirus deaths within the final 24 hours, the very best since final 12 months, whereas the brand new variety of circumstances recorded was 5,908, the well being ministry stated on Saturday.
Qureshi’s tweets got here amidst indicators of rapprochement within the relations between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir concern.
India’s choice to revoke the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 angered Pakistan, which downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi and expelled the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad. Pakistan additionally snapped all air and land hyperlinks with India and suspended commerce and railway providers.
The militaries of the 2 nations, in a shock announcement on February 25, stated that that they had agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire alongside the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and different sectors. PTI