Pakistan allows EU flight with covid aid to pass through its air space.
Islamabad, Pakistan: Pakistan showed a rare friendly gesture and let the European flight pass through its air space which was bringing covid aid for India. Androulla Kaminara, the EU envoy to Pakistan thanked Islamabad for so swiftly and efficiently processing the request.
“We would like to warmly thank Pakistan for so swiftly and efficiently processing the request for over-flight of EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid plane delivering humanitarian supplies to India. Global solidarity,” Ambassador Kaminara tweeted.
Last week, Pakistan had offered relief and support to India in the wake of the current wave of COVID-19.
“As a gesture of solidarity with the people of India in the wake of the current wave of COVID19, Pakistan has officially offered relief and support to India, including ventilators, Bi PAP, digital X ray machines, PPEs and other related items. We believe in a policy of Humanity First,” Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in a tweet last week.
EU Member States are sending shipments of urgently needed oxygen, medicine, and equipment for support through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
The surge in the COVID-19 cases continues to affect India as the country recorded 3,79,257 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single-day spike in the cases since the pandemic began last year.