By Muhammad Luqman
The United States ambassador to Pakistan, Paul Jones on Sunday announced a $6 million contribution to aid Pakistan’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
He made the announcement during a video message released to wish the people of Pakistan on the occasion of Eidul Fitr.
“I would like to congratulate Pakistanis on the completion of Ramazan – on behalf of all of us at the US Mission to Pakistan. We admire those who fasted and helped others during Ramazan while looking forward to the joyous celebration of Eid.” Paul Jones said .
سفیر پال جونز نےکہا کہ پاکستان میں متعین امریکی سفارتی مشن کی جانب سے وہ تمام پاکستانیوں کو ماہ رمضان المبارک کی تکمیل پر مبارکباد پیش کرتے ہیں#Eid #EidUlFitr #EidMubarak #Partners4Prosperity #HappyEid pic.twitter.com/wNz7ljZGy6
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) May 24, 2020
“The $6 million contribution to Pakistan will strengthen the country’s “response by expanding training for healthcare workers who take care of patients in hospitals with severe cases of coronavirus; preventing the spread of coronavirus in healthcare facilities; and providing a fourth mobile lab to test and treat Pakistanis living in virus hotspots”
The US government has now committed a total of $21 million since it declared Pakistan a ‘priority country for coronavirus response’.
Jones also thanked Islamabad for its recent delivery of medical supplies as a gesture of friendship and partnership between the two countries.
Appreciate Pakistan’s goodwill donation of surgical masks and protective suits to @FEMA. This delivery is a symbol of U.S.-Pakistan solidarity in the fight against COVID-19. #WeAreInThisTogether #Partners4Prosperity pic.twitter.com/TUk3nTQZgu
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 21, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has already thanked Pakistan for donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
He said this gesture is a symbol of US-Pakistan solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.