#IndianLivesMatter: Edhi Foundation, a Karachi-based humanitarian group, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering a fleet of 50 ambulances and other medical services in the efforts to fight to address the Covid-19 second wave crisis. Edhi Foundation sought permission for entering the country and also the requisite guidance from police and administration. The letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi further also stated that they are ready to deploy their team in any area of critical concern at the administration’s concern without any hesitation.
Many people in Pakistan took to Twitter and other social media platforms, after the letter circulated, offering help and writing about the same. In Pakistan, #IndiaNeedsOxygen and #IndianLivesMatter are the two hashtags going viral at a pace.
Diep Saeeda, a Lahore-based peace, and social activist said that it was the duty of both the nations, being neighbors, to stand by each other in times of crisis and need. He further added that in times of medical emergency or natural calamity, we need to keep aside adn forget any animosity.
Raza Rumi, Journalist, and activist, tweeted:
“Thoughts and prayers are with India. Heart-wrenching stories and visuals. Hope the situation improves soonest. I am not sure what Pakistan can do given the rising Covid cases, but whatever is possible should be offered sans politics.”
On October 27, 2015, Edhi Foundation declined an offer of a donation of Rs 1 Crore which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. That donation announcement was intended for taking care of disabled and mute Indian girl Geeta for various years of her stay in Pakistan.