In the current scenario when the world is battling the Coronavirus and there is an acute shortage of medical supplies, a promise of supplying high quality medical aid will come as a welcome relief to any country. Pakistan was understandably very optimistic when such a promise was made by its friend and neighbor China, but in an absolute downswing of a commitment made almost to the point of being hilarious, China has duped Pakistan. This was much to the horror and surprise of the team that received the supplies in the .
On opening the containers it was revealed that instead of the high quality N-95 masks that were promised they had been supplied cheap quality masks made out of underwear. This incident came to light when a Pakistani news channel reported this incident and the anchor is clearly heard saying “China nay chuna laga diya “which translated in English means that China had cheated them.
The fact that it was sent out to the hospitals without checking, points towards either a high degree of trust in China or the laziness and carelessness of Sindh Provincial Government, either which way their medical staff was deprived of the high quality medical aid as promised and this consignment from China proved to be of no use to them.
To allow the passage of the supply of this medical aid China had requested Pakistan to open its borders for a day on Friday. The accusation of the supply of inferior products by China had been made recently by Spain where the testing kits for Coronavirus were found to be defective and had to be returned. China’s inferior quality health gear which had been sent to other parts of the world has also been rejected.