US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells on Wednesday appreciated Pakistani Americans for serving communities in the United States and Pakistan during the pandemic.
The top US diplomat took to social media to laud Pakistani Americans for providing food and assistance in the US, as well as supporting healthcare professionals in Pakistan.
Great to see #PakistaniAmericans eagerly serving communities in the US and #Pakistan during the #COVID19 crisis by providing food assistance in the US, supporting healthcare professionals in Pakistan, and raising awareness online. AGW https://t.co/F2zRL2XGRm
— State_SCA (@State_SCA) April 7, 2020
Late last month, the US announced that it will provide Pakistan $1 million under the USAID programme to help improve monitoring and rapid response against the novel coronavirus.
“The US-Pakistan government partnership is helping fight Covid-19. The US government is responding to Covid-19 in Pakistan with initial $1 million funding to bolster monitoring and rapid response," said Alice Wells.
She maintained that Pakistan and the United States are longstanding partners in tackling global health challenges.
The US diplomat further stated that there are over a hundred Pakistani graduates in the lab training of Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, investigating coronavirus cases in Punjab and Gilgit-Baltistan.