After Pakistan had refused to evacuate its students from China in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, on humanitarian grounds India had offered to help Pakistani students, provided if Pakistan requests for the same. But anti-India sentiments amongst few Pakistanis are so strong that even at this hour of distress they choose to place their hate for India before their lives.
Two such hate-filled Pakistani students, stranded in Wuhan, despite being abandoned by their country took to Twitter today to audaciously renounce India’s offer.
In a video clip shared by a Pakistan daily called Independent Urdu, two Pakistani students, one of whom identifies himself as Waqar Khan, a Pakistani student in Wuhan, China, doing his masters for Wuhan Institute of Technology and the other who identifies himself as Muneeb, studying in the same university, are heard reacting to MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar’s statement on February 6 on the offer to evacuate Pakistani students from coronavirus-hit Wuhan.
ووہان سے انخلا کی پیشکش: پاکستانی طلبہ کا بھارت کو جواب
— Independent Urdu (@indyurdu) February 7, 2020
Flatly refusing the offer of humanitarian help by India, the students are heard saying that “However bad Pakistan’s state might be, it is not that bad, that it seeks India’s help”.
Instead of worrying about the precarious state they are currently in after being left to die by their own Nation, these students audaciously speak about their Indian counterparts who have been securely airlifted and brought back to India.
Spreading false information, these students say that instead of getting worried about them, India should worry about the Indian students airlifted from China. According to these two Pakistani students, those Indian students who are in touch with them have informed them that they have all been quarantined in one room and fear being infected in case even one coronavirus positive person is present amongst them.
They fictionize that India students wished that they stayed back in China as they would receive better treatment there. Obviously, these Pakistani students do not provide any proof to substantiate their concocted claims.
Comments of these two students contrast the comments of another student who had slammed the Pakistan government few days ago for refusing to evacuate them. Recently, a tragic video was uploaded on Twitter by one Pakistani student in Wuhan. As he watched his Indian counterparts being evacuated by the Indian embassy, the Pakistani student shamed Pakistani authorities for their apathy towards them. In the heartbreaking video, the stranded student abandoned by his country is heard saying that Pakistani government are not concerned about our well being -whether we live or we die or get infected, they have said that they are not concerned.
They will neither evacuate us nor provide us with any facility, says the disturbed student. He had ended by saying “shame on you Pakistan government… learn something from India, learn how they care about their citizens”.
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said on February 6 that India can consider evacuating Pakistani students if Pakistan PM Imran Khan-led government’s requests for the same. “No such request has been received by us from the government of Pakistan. But if such a situation arises and keeping in mind the resources available, we can look into it.” Raveesh Kumar was quoted as saying.
The statement came after Pakistan refused to airlift students from Wuhan, the epicentre of deadly coronavirus, as an “act of solidarity” towards their ally China.
While Pakistan refused to evacuate their citizens from China in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, India had offered to help Pakistan and other neighbours to help and board the flight to come from Wuhan. External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar reiterated this in the Rajya Sabha yesterday as he briefed the House regarding the situation of Indian nationals in China, especially in Wuhan.
Hundreds of Pakistani students, who are stuck in China have made desperate pleas to the Imran Khan government to evacuate them. Pakistan has more than 28,000 students in China, including 500 in the worst-hit city of Wuhan.