Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected an Australian news outlet’s report alleging that a Wuhan lab has been conducting alleged covert operations in Pakistan as “politically motivated and fake”. The Klaxon report, quoting unnamed “intelligence experts”, claims China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology has “set up operations in Pakistan as part of a broader offensive against India and Western rivals”.
Wuhan, China lifted months long coronavirus lockdown in the city on Wednesday. Thousands of people crowded airports and subway stations in the city. The government had lifted the travel ban from the city after 76 days. Buses and cars were also on roads out of the city, after barricades on its outskirts were dismantled.
evacuated from novel coronavirus-hit China for the fear of the epidemic spreading across Pakistan, the Senate was informed that the decision was not final. “If the situation changes, we will evacuate the Pakistani students on its basis,” said leader of the House in the Senate Shibli Faraz.
Four Pakistani students in China tested positive for the coronavirus, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza revealed on Wednesday. On Prime Minister Imran Khan’s behalf, Mirza assured the children’s families of the government’s support. He said that they will take on the responsibility of these children and all Pakistanis in China.
At least 500 Pakistani students are reportedly stuck in the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan. In a recorded video, the students have requested the government to rescue them just like embassies of other countries are helping their citizens. “If even one of us gets affected, the others will be in danger,” said Hafsah Tayab, one of the students stuck in Wuhan.