Pakistan allows EU relief plane to India
File photo of EU ambassador.
Pakistan has swiftly proceeded with a European Union (EU) request and allowed an EU plane carrying medical supplies to India, the world's second-most populous nation which is in deep crisis with its hospitals and morgues overwhelmed and the healthcare system ‘struggling’ to cope with the pandemic.
Ambassador of the European Union to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Androulla Kaminara thanked Islamabad for allowing so swiftly and efficiently processing the request for the EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid plane delivering humanitarian supplies to India as part of a global solidarity.
We would like to warmly thank #Pakistan for so swiftly and efficiently processing the request for over- flight of @eu_echo plane delivering humanitarian supplies to #India. Global solidarity @EUPakistan @GovtofPakistan @OfficialDGISPR @ForeignOfficePk @EU_in_India https://t.co/5ieq1LuRGF— Androulla Kaminara (@AKaminara) April 29, 2021
It may be recalled that Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs had offered medical supplies on humanitarian grounds to India. People of Pakistan on social networking website Twitter also started hashtq #PakistanissandwithIndia.
India's total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record of daily infections as gravediggers worked around the clock burying victims and rows of funeral pyres were built in parks and parking lots, the international media reported.
India reported 379,257 new COVID-19 cases and 3,645 new deaths on Thursday, according to Indian health ministry data.
It was the country's highest number of deaths reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic.