China’s special plane carrying relief assistance to fight coronavirus has arrived in Islamabad today.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received the relief assistance at Islamabad International Airport and expressed gratitude to government and people of China, on behalf of the people and government of Pakistan.

The airplane carried over 10,000 test kits, 10,000 N95 masks,100,000 disposable medical masks,5,000 medical protective clothes, 5 ventilators, 11 defibrillator monitors and some 62,000 sets of drugs for treating COVID-19.

The special flight has also brought eight Chinese doctors who are specialists in coronavirus. These Chinese doctors will remain in Pakistan for two weeks and will advise our health care specialists in the light of their experience and success in battling Covid-19 in China.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the occasion hailed China for their help during arduous times, like they always have in the past. Qureshi also expressed hope that Pakistan was trying to ratchet up its testing mechanism for coronavirus to an extent where they could increase the rate and amount of people tested to a considerable amount from what it is now.

Foreign Minister also said that Pakistan was increasing the amount of ventilators present across the country to deal with the patients suffering from coronavirus. Pakistan looks to utilize the Chinese health professionals to the best of their abilities and would try to disseminate their knowledge of the virus to the local medical staff, he added.