Islamabad, 28 March 2020 – Talha Akhtar:
China’s special plane carrying relief assistance to fight coronavirus arrived Islamabad at 2:00pm today.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received the relief assistance.
According to Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui, the special flight also bring eight Chinese doctors who are specialists in coronavirus.
These Chinese doctors will remain in Pakistan for two weeks and will advise our health care specialists in the light of their experience and success in battling Covid-19 in China.
China’s assistance to Pakistan so far includes 12,000 test kits, 30 million masks, 10 thousand protective suits and 4 million dollars to build an isolation hospital.
Xinjiang government has also provided 50 thousand masks each to the Federal Capital as well as to Sindh government.
A considerable amount of donation from private sources from China has also arrived in Pakistan.
Alibaba Foundation and Jack Ma foundation donated 50 thousand test kits and 50 million face masks.
China also handed over two tons of masks, test kits, ventilators, medical protective clothes worth 67 million rupees through Khunjerab Pass.
Pakistan China strategic cooperative relations have gained greater strength and depth under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Xi Jinping.