#PakistanstandswithIndia becomes top Twitter trend

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A hashtag by Pakistanis #PakistanstandswithIndia became top Twitte–r trend since Friday night as India is grappling with oxygen shortage in its capital Delhi and other states as its health system nearly buckled under a new wave of Covid-19. Tweets have been poured in from Pakistan’s top diplomat, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Federal Information Minister to common Pakistanis to show their support to the people of India. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that, “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.” Qureshi said Covid-19 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,” the foreign minister said. Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also extended prayers to Indian people and tweeted, “In these difficult times our prayers are with the people of India. May God be kind and may these difficult times get over soon.” Legendary cricketer Shoaib Akhtar said, “India is really struggling with Covid-19. Global support needed. Health care system is crashing. It’s a pandemic, we are all in it together. Must become each other’s support.” Motivational speaker Muniba Mazari tweeted: ”It’s so heartbreaking to see people suffering. Stay strong, be safe and have faith. Sending prayers, love, light and healing to all.” Singer Farhan Saeed said, “All our prayers with Indian people in these difficult times. May Allah make it easier for India and the entire world. Know that we are praying for you. Heartwarming to see #PakistanstandswithIndia as the top trend in Pakistan. Humanity should and did win.” A Pakistani twitter user Yumna commented, “Pakistan’s Edhi foundation, founded by the great Abdul Sattar Edhi, has done what most of the world’s richest government declined to do: Extend an offer of assistance to an Indian nation deeply in need. This is example that must set & that world must see.” The Indian people are also acknowledging on social networking website Twitter and thanking the people of Pakistan for standing with the people of Indian in this difficult and suffocating time when the virus is at its peak again. The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, meanwhile, said the Covid situation in India was “a devastating reminder of what the virus can do”. In a latest, the Press Trust of India reported that the Delhi High Court says that it will “not spare anyone” who tries to obstruct oxygen supply to treat Covid patients and “We will hang that man,” the court adds on Saturday. As many as 2,624 deaths were registered, taking the toll to 1,89,544 across India.

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