The government of Pakistan has decided not to evacuate its citizens from the city of Wuhan affected by the Corona virus. A senior official said on Thursday that Pakistan took this decision with the aim of demonstrating solidarity with China.
However, four Pakistani citizens in China have suffered from the corona virus. Eight hundred Pakistani students study in various universities in Wuhan. Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health said that Pakistan, following the suggestions of the World Health Organization (WHO), has decided not to expel its citizens from China.
According to the Dawn newspaper, Mirza said, “We believe it is in the interests of our loved ones living in China right now.” (They stay there.) It is in the larger interest of the region, the world, the country that we not take them out now. “
He said, “WHO is also saying this, this is China’s policy and this is our policy too.” We stand in solidarity with China. Now the Chinese government has managed to stop the infection in Wuhan city. If we act irresponsibly and start evacuating people from there, this infection will spread like wildfire across the world. ”
On Wednesday, Mirza said that five Pakistani nationals present in China had been hit by the corona virus. He said on Thursday, “That number stands at four. Not increased. ”Mirza said that the Pakistan government’s decision not to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan does not mean that it does not care for them. He said that the Pakistani Embassy in China is in touch with Pakistani nationals.