US assures Shehbaz of support in fight against COVID-19


ISLAMABAD, APR 19 (DNA) – US Ambassador to Pakistan Paul W Jones has assured that the United States stands with Pakistan in its fight against the novel coronavirus.

In a letter addressed to Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, Jones said that the American government will be sending aid of $8.4 million to Pakistan for emergency coronavirus assistance.

“The US will provide three new mobile labs so that Pakistanis living in virus hotspots can be tested, treated and monitored to stop the spread,” the letter read.

The US had previously contributed $2.4 million for Afghan refugees and host communities living here. Jones reiterated that they will provide emergency assistance at hospitals in all provinces including the capital.

“The US is a leading supporter of debt relief and other exceptional measures agreed [on] by G20 nations, which will prove substantial relief to Pakistan,” the letter added.

In response to it, Shehbaz wrote back to Jones thanking the US for its assistance during the pandemic.

“We are deeply grateful for all the assistance and cooperation the US is providing to Pakistan to effectively fight the virus,” he said.=DNA