Kangana Ranaut admires Pakistanis for expressing solidarity with India

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has admired Pakistani national for expressing solidarity with India which is witnessing a deadly new wave of COVID-19.

On a social media website Twitter, Kangana said “Heartwarming to see a top trend from Pakistan #PakistanstandswithIndia. We too acknowledge their empathy in these testing times.”

Pakistani people and Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed solidarity with the people of India as the country battles a ‘dangerous’ wave of coronavirus.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said, “I want to express our solidarity with the people of India as they battle a dangerous wave of COVID-19.” The prime minister tweeted, saying that the world should fight the “global challenge together. 

The premier said our prayers are with the people of India and everyone in the world suffering from the pandemic for a “speedy recovery”. “We must fight this global challenge confronting humanity together,” he added.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had extended Pakistan’s heartfelt sympathies to the families affected by COVID-19 in India. “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,” said Pakistan’s top diplomat.

Qureshi said that on behalf of the people of Pakistan he extends “heartfelt sympathies to the affected families in India”.

“COVID-19 is yet another reminder that humanitarian issues require responses beyond political consideration,” said the foreign minister.  He added that Pakistan is working with SAARC countries to tackle the pandemic.

India’s coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 on Saturday, setting a new world record for the third consecutive day. India is in the grip of a rampaging second wave of the pandemic, hitting a rate of one COVID-19 death in just under every four minutes in New Delhi.

The government has deployed military planes and trains to get oxygen from the far corners of the country to Delhi. Television showed an oxygen truck arriving at Delhi’s Batra hospital after it issued an SOS saying it had 90 minutes of oxygen left for its 260 patients.

India surpassed the US record of 297,430 single-day infections anywhere in the world on Thursday, making it the global epicenter of a pandemic. The country has now recorded a total of 16.6 million cases, including 189,544 deaths.