Pakistan-China Ties and COVID-19


China-Pakistan ties represent a manifestation of iconic brotherhood in the contemporary world affairs. China and Pakistan’s brotherhood has defeated all the challenges and emerged as an iconic brotherhood in the contemporary world. China and Pakistan have strong state-to-state and people-to-people connections based on mutual interests and respect. The friendship between China and Pakistan stood strong against all odds. The assistance to each other in the fight against COVID-19 is another glaring example of the manifestation of iconic brotherhood between China and Pakistan. For example, after the outbreak of coronavirus, China urgently needed protective suits, safety goggles, and medical masks. The government of Pakistan sent 84,500 N95 Masks, 279,000 Surgical Masks, Suits 8500, and Goggles 2400 to support the Chinese struggle against Coronavirus.

Similarly, later on, when the COVID-19 hit Pakistan, China sent 500,000 surgical masks and 50,000 N95 masks. China also sent a team of medical doctors to train and assist Pakistani doctors in the fight against coronavirus in Pakistan. Recently, the People’s Liberation Army has also donated vaccines to Pakistan Armed Forces. These doses of vaccination have been given to the government of Pakistan to contribute to the national vaccination drive.

The support to each other in hard times reflects the iconic brotherhood and friendship of China and Pakistan as the Chinese quote says, “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” The fight against COVID-19 has further strengthened the China-Pakistan brotherhood. The support to each other does not end here. China is sending vaccinations to Pakistan to meet the goal of vaccination drive in the country. Recently, Pakistan has received 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from China. It is pertinent to mention here that China previously has gifted three batches of the vaccine to Pakistan, which helped Pakistan to commence the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country.

This quotation truly and precisely explains the iconic brotherhood of China and Pakistan, “Pak-China friendship is higher than the Himalayas, deeper than oceans and sweeter than honey”.


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