Pakistan Senate expresses solidarity with NCoV-hit China

The Pakistan Senate has unanimously passed a resolution expressing solidarity with and support for China in combating the deadly novel coronavirus.

Feb 11, 2020
Pakistan Senate

The Pakistan Senate has unanimously passed a resolution expressing solidarity with and support for China in combating the deadly novel coronavirus.

The resolution, read out on Monday by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Mushahid Hussain, stated that the upper house acclaims the strong leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping who is leading a very successful operation to combat the virus, reports Dawn news.

"The Senate expresses its appreciation to the government of China for treating Pakistani citizens, especially students in Wuhan just like their own citizens, providing them with protection and comfort. The Senate extends full cooperation to (their) Chinese brethren in this difficult moment of the coronavirus crisis," it states.

Pakistan's Senate is the first Parliament in the world to express such solidarity and support to China.

As of Tuesday morning, the death toll in China due to the coronavirus has reached 1,016, with 42,638 confirmed cases.