Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia tell FM Qureshi how virus has affected them
30 of 150 infected Pakistanis have died from coronavirus in Saudi Arabia so far, foreign minister told
May 8, 2020 12:31 AM
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday talked to representatives of the Pakistani community in the Saudi capital Riyadh through video link.
Qureshi received a briefing from the Pakistani officials about the situation in Saudi Arabia after the coronavirus outbreak and informed them about the steps being taken by the Pakistani government.
At the video link meeting at the Town Hall chaired by the foreign minister, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ijaz gave Qureshi a detailed briefing on the condition of the Pakistani community in the Gulf state after coronavirus outbreak there.
Foreign Special Secretary Muazzam Ali Khan, senior officials of the Foreign Ministry and officials of the Pakistan Embassy in Saudi Arabia also attended the video link meeting.
The Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia told the foreign minister that 150 Pakistanis were affected by coronavirus in Saudi Arabia and 30 of them lost the battle against the viral infection. He said the Saudi government had taken different measures, including enforcement of a complete lockdown, to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. He said that people suffering from coronavirus were being provided the best medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.