ISLAMABAD: “Pakistan stands with India” becomes the top Twitter trend on the social media. Pakistani’s are sending messages of support to their Indian neighbours as the country deals with the effects of rising COVID-19 cases.
Pakistani citizens are also urging Prime Minister Imran Khan to send oxygen and other medical supplies to India.
Currently, India is witnessing an unprecedented crisis in the supply of medical oxygen as the number of critical covid cases is rising exponentially. Major hospitals in Delhi have repeatedly come close to running out of oxygen. India’s health ministry data showed nearly 346,786 new infections in the past 24 hours.
Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation sent a letter to PM Narendra Modi, asking his permission to send fully-equipped ambulances to India in order to help them fight the deadly virus.
The videos and photographs of massive crematoriums are also making rounds on social media.
Meanwhile, Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also expresses support to the people of India. In his tweet, he stated “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.”
Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also extended his thoughts and prayers to the people of India as the country has reported a record surge in Covid-19 cases.
On his Twitter post, he said: “In these difficult times our prayers are with people of #India may God be kind and may these difficult times get over soon.”
People from Pakistan are sympathising with the Indian people in difficult times
A social media user wrote: “I actually broke out into tears reading all the tweets under #PakistanstandswithIndia tag. Never expected this day wld come when a rival of us is extending comfort hands to ease our emotional pain. Thank you to all the good people in the world “
One user shared a heartfelt plea to the Prime Minister, accompanied by a heartbreaking video of distressed relatives of Covid patients.