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Pakistan allows use of airspace by Canadian aircraft carrying aid to India

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan allowed the use of the country’s airspace by a Canadian aircraft carrying medical aid to Covid-19 hit India.

Taking to Twitter, Canada’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Wendy Gilmour expressed gratitude to the Foreign Office of Pakistan for “swift assistance with overflight clearance for humanitarian supplies to relive suffering in India.”


Canada sent relief support, including medicine and ventilators, to India that has been witnessing a record infections and deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic with overcrowded hospitals turning away patients after running out of supplies of medical oxygen and beds.

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Last month, as a gesture of solidarity with the people of India in the wake of the current Covid-19 wave, Pakistan offered to provide relief support to New Delhi to deal with the sharp increase in the COVID-19 cases.

According to Foreign Office spokesperson, Pakistan offered to provide relief support to India including ventilators, Bi-PAP, digital X-ray machines, PPEs and related items. “The concerned authorities of Pakistan and #India can work out modalities for quick delivery of the relief items,” reads the statement from the Foreign Office.

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