ISLAMABAD: In an effort to aid neighbouring Afghanistan at the time of the COVID-19 crisis, the Zalmi foundation donated coronavirus protective gear to the country on Thursday in a bid to help it combat the pandemic which has killed more than 177,000 across the globe.
“Zalmi Foundation Chairperson, Javed Afridi, has handed over 50,000 masks and 1,000 protective suits to an envoy at the Afghanistan embassy,” read a statement from Zalmi Foundation.
Urging the need for mutual cooperation between the two countries to fight the pandemic, Afridi said: “The government of Pakistan and the premier wish to foster healthy relations with neighbouring countries […] We [Zalmi foundation] will try to keep providing aid to Afghanistan.”
The statement further said that the foundation was playing an active role to help the government tackle the pandemic and that it had donated Rs10 million in the prime minister’s COVID-19 relief fund.
The Zalmi Foundation has also provided Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with surgical masks and protective suits and helped the poor in several parts of the province by donating rations in several districts, the statement added.