A score of celebrities in Pakistan have expressed support with COVID-19 stricken India including cricketer Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik, actor Feroze Khan, and skipper national cricket team Babar Azam who has recently smashed records of Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
Following Pakistan, the world has stepped forward to express solidarity with the people of India as the humanitarian crisis worsens due to COVID-19.
While #IndiaFightsBack trended atop on social media in India as well as in Pakistan. People from Pakistan continue to send prayers and wishes for Indian citizens who are under scathing attack of pandemic coronavirus. A video of an Indian social media user went viral in which he slammed his media for mocking Pakistan when COVID-19 cases surged in Pakistan last year.
Prayers with the people of India in these catastrophic times. It's time to show solidarity and pray together. I also request all the people out there to strictly follow SOPs, as it's for our safety only. Together we can do it. #StayStrong pic.twitter.com/YCLb13ITlO
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) April 26, 2021
– I am sure it’s tough time in India and I pray for humanity everywhere. But just imagine what Kashmir has been going through and why ?
— Feroze Khan (@ferozekhaan) April 24, 2021
India is really struggling with Covid-19. Global support needed. Health care system is crashing. Its a Pandemic, we are all in it together. Must become each other's support.
Full video: https://t.co/XmNp5oTBQ2#IndiaNeedsOxygen #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/vX1FCSlQjs
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 23, 2021
As cases in India soar to highest global daily and second highest in total, it is bound to put strain on resources. This is humanity vs the virus. Our battle against covid is also intensifying, but can we share to help our neighbors? #IndiaNeedsOxygen @ImranKhanPTI @SMQureshiPTI
— Momina Mustehsan (@MominaMustehsan) April 23, 2021
He thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for expressing concerns for Indian citizens. PM Imran Khan in his tweet a few days ago had said that he is disturbed by the massive destruction caused by COVID-19 in India and prayed for the arch-rival while extending an official offer to send humanitarian aid to India.
The Indian social media users apologized for the scornful attitude of Indian media towards Pakistan. Meanwhile, important landmarks in Dubai lit up in solidarity with India. Skyscraper Burj Khalifa displayed a tri-color flag of India. Headquarter of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company also displayed the flag of India with the message ‘stay strong India.’
– Thoughts and prayers with India in these difficult times, may the Almighty help us to tide over the unprecedented tragedies of Covid's second wave. Stay strong India
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) April 25, 2021
#WATCH | United Arab Emirates: Burj Khalifa lights up with tricolour, to show support to India, amid the prevailing COVID19 situation in the country
(Video source: Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi, UAE) pic.twitter.com/Btk2eLhAzy
— ANI (@ANI) April 25, 2021
“As #India battles the gruesome war against #COVID19, its friend #UAE sends its best wishes. Glowing star @BurjKhalifa in #Dubai lit up in Flag of India to showcase its support,” Indian Embassy in the UAE tweeted on Sunday.
India is struggling to cater to its people affected with Coronavirus with the national tally crossing 28 lakh mark and death doubling into thousands each day. On average India is reporting 3,00,000 coronavirus cases every day.
Also, Pakistan will help India to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic as a goodwill gesture and Pakistan will soon send the necessary things and medicines to India to save Indian people from Coronavirus on humanitarian grounds. Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan stated this while talking to the newsmen on Sunday.
She said that Pakistan as a goodwill gesture has stepped forward to help India purely on humanitarian grounds to fight against Coronavirus.
Heartening to see Pakistani civil society & social media reach out in solidarity & kindness to India, during this devastating time.. this despite the fact that our media & mainstream public discourse have consistently mocked & vilified Pakistanis.. Thank u 4 ur bada dil Padosi 💙
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) April 24, 2021
In return, a score of Indian celebrities appreciated Pakistan for showing support and solidarity.