FM Says Pakistan Witnessing Downturn In COVID-19 After Smart Lockdown

Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said with the steps being taken by the government and especially after smart lockdown in various cities, Pakistan was witnessing a downturn in the COVID-19 pandemic here on Wednesday.

The Foreign Minister said that recovered cases had been outnumbered new cases.

He expressed these views during telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Wednesday.

The Foreign Minister thanked Sheikh Abdullah for enquiring about his health, his prayers and best wishes. He also apprised his UAE counterpart about the latest situation of the outbreak in Pakistan.

He also congratulated the leadership and the people of the UAE on successful launch of the first Arab interplanetary Mission.

He conveyed that the UAE’s Mars Mission (Hope Probe) is a pride for all Muslims and a great contribution to human knowledge.The UAE Foreign Minister appreciated the response of the Pakistan government in tackling the pandemic.

Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah highlighted efforts of the UAE government in controlling the pandemic and shared that the UAE is engaged with efforts for working on developing vaccine for the virus in collaboration with its international partners.

The two ministers agreed to meet as soon as the pandemic is over.