ISLAMABAD (News Desk): National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser on Tuesday has offered deep condolences over the precious loss of life due to COVID-19 pandemic through letters addressed to the speakers of the national parliaments of China, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United States of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Iran and Spain. Asad Qaisar has written letters to the world leaders on COVID-19 Pandemic on Tuesday. In his epistle to the Chairman of the National People’s Congress of China, he wrote, “It is indeed inspiring for the rest of the world the way government of the People’s Republic of China checked the vicious spread of virus. We are also thankful to the Chinese government for the care that they extended to the affected Pakistani student communities in China. We are also indeed grateful for the extensive support that China continues to render to Pakistan in addressing this public health crisis in the country.” In his letter to the Speaker of US House of Representatives, Ms Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker underlined the need for international cooperation. He remarked that relief in debt repayments and relaxation of international sanctions on states could be important steps in such international cooperation. In his missive to the Speaker of British House of commons, the Speaker expressed his hope for the early and complete recovery of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Speaker inter-alia wrote to the Speaker of Grand National Assembly of Turkey that Pakistan was attempting to strike a balance between the need to arrest transmission of the disease through social distancing and other measures and keeping the wheels of the economy moving. In his letter to the Speaker of Majlis of Iran, the Speaker Asad Qaiser not only expressed prayers for his early recovery but also highlighted the call by Prime Minister Imran Khan for debt relief and restructuring for the developing countries to create the fiscal space needed to save human lives and shore up economies. The Speaker in his letters to Speakers of Shura of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, National Assembly of United Arab Emirates, Italy, Iran and Spain expressed his heartfelt condolence on loss of precious lives of their citizens and reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to jointly fight that pandemic. Young Doctors Association (YDA) of Pakistan has appreciated the timely and worthy assistance of Chinese government to Pakistan by sending medical team and providing supplies to fight against novel coronavirus. According to China Economic Net (CEN), a member of YDA Dr. Hashaam Khalid who works at Services Hospital Lahore said that China has sent all required medical supplies. In a situation when international borders are closed, a team of eight Chinese doctors came to Pakistan for a two-week visit. And their expertise is proving just like a blessing to us as they fought on the front line. They have the experience and know how to deal with this disease, Hashaam said. “For this timely and useful assistance, we are thankful to the Chinese government, Chinese doctors, people and especially the health officials who are visiting here. I want to ensure that our morale is high and I hope Pakistan will be the second country in the world after China that defeats coronavirus”, he told CEN. Hashaam further said that the Chinese medical team can better guide them on how they should implement our plan effectively. As a developing nation, Pakistan is fighting against Polio, Hepatitis and many other contagious diseases. The hygiene is not good in our society so this expertise would be useful for us. Faheed Hussain, another young doctor at the General Hospital Lahore, also expressed deep gratitude and told that China’s timely donations of medical supplies including masks, gloves and sterilizers helped us to carry out our duty without any fear. He further said that we have found China as a real and true friend in every time of need. He added that China has sent a huge quantity of medical equipments to Pakistan including test kits, N95 masks, disposable medical masks, medical protective clothes, ventilators, defibrillator monitors and sets of drugs to flight against COVID-19 pandemic.