Connect with us

South Asia

Pakistan Quotes Religious Textbooks For Not Airlifting Stranded Students From China

Published

on

Imran Khan government has been vehemently criticized for not airlifting Pakistani citizens stranded in Wuhan and other parts of China. 

Pakistan Refuses To Evacuate Its Citizens From China; Not Keen To Offend Beijing?

Even though Pakistan could change its decision as its de facto health minister affirmed that the country is now equipped to diagnose the mysterious disease after the arrival of at least 1,000 testing kits from China.

In a series of tweets, Dr Zafar Mirza, the prime minister’s aide on National Health Services, praised the National Institute of Health (NIH) team “for their hard work in securing the reagent for diagnosing” the virus, which triggered declaration of a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Jan 31 following its proliferation to more than two dozen countries.

Earlier, Pakistan President Dr Arif Alfi quoted a saying the Prophet Mohammad to support Pakistan’s decision to not evacuate its nationals from Wuhan, even as the Imran Khan government faces flak and ridicule for leaving citizens to their own fate amid the health emergency.

“If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it, but if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place,” said Alvi, citing the Hadith on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s decision to not fly out its citizens from Wuhan, unlike India, has ramped up domestic anger against the government. A video taken by a Pakistani student in Wuhan, while Indian nationals were being evacuated from the city, has drawn emotional reactions on Twitter.

Coronavirus

According to the World Health Organization – Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause sickness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been identified in humans earlier.

Coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome was transmitted from civet cats to humans and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

Typical signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing troubles. In more severe cases, an infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

Featured16 mins ago

Indian Air Force Shows Its Prowess With ‘Swarm Drone Technology’; Tweets Images: Watch

In a recent tweet, the Indian Air Force has released images of its own swarm drone tests after news came...

INDIA-CHINA INDIA-CHINA
Asia Pacific2 hours ago

China Threatens India With A Weather Modification System That Can Cover 1.5 Times The Area Of Entire India

India and China are engaged in a border dispute in Eastern Ladakh for the past seven months, and their troops...

S400-VS-F35 S400-VS-F35
Americas13 hours ago

Is The UAE Threatening To Opt For Russian Su-57 Jets Over US’ Stealth F-35 Warplanes??

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has warned that if the US refuses to supply it with F-35 and MQ-9 Reaper...

india-russia india-russia
Featured14 hours ago

Indian, Russian Navy Hold PASSEX Exercise In The Eastern Indian Ocean Region

On the occasion of Navy Day, the Indian Navy is conducting a passage exercise (PASSEX) with the Russian Navy in...

Pakistan-Turkey-Relations Pakistan-Turkey-Relations
Featured16 hours ago

After Backing Pakistan on Kashmir, Is Turkey’s Erdogan Hiring Syrian Mercenaries To Fight In The Valley?

For some time now, Turkey has been making attempts to grow its influence among the Muslims in South Asia in...

iran-israel iran-israel
Featured17 hours ago

Assassination Of Top Iranian Scientist Will Complicate Relations Between The US & Iran: Joe Biden

Joe Biden, the next President of the United States said the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is likely...

BRAHMOS BRAHMOS
Asia Pacific19 hours ago

From Rafales, Su-30 MKIs & Tejas, Why Next-Gen BrahMos Missile On Indian Air Force Jets Can Be A Game-Changer For India?

Amid the border row with China, the Indian armed forces successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles in the past...

India-Pak-War-1971 India-Pak-War-1971
Asia Pacific21 hours ago

What Did Indira Gandhi Tell Naval Chief Before Indian Navy Bombed Karachi Port In 1971 War?

India marks 4 December as Navy Day to commemorate the Indian Navy’s attack on the Karachi port during the 1971...

Asia Pacific22 hours ago

Indian Navy To Counter Chinese Swarm Drones With New Guns That Can ‘Smash’ UAVs

Countries across the globe are looking for innovative ideas to check the menace of small drones or small unmanned aerial...

TYPHOONS TYPHOONS
Featured22 hours ago

Eurofighter Typhoons ‘Soar & Roar’ In Qatar As Royal Air Force Conducts Drills With Emiri Air Force

The British Royal Air Force and Qatar Emiri Air Force, for the first time in history, have come together for...

Advertisement
Advertisement