A thank you to Pakistanis in the UAE for remittances they send home
Our readers have their say on Pakistan National Day, why India needs to be more watchful about Covid-19, Kenny Rogers and mothers
Felicitations on the occasion of Pakistan National Day
On March 23, we commemorate the 80th National Day of Pakistan and I wish to congratulate all my fellow countrymen in the UAE.
About 1.6 million Pakistanis not only send precious remittances back home but also contribute to the development of their host country.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the UAE. The sapling of friendship planted by Sheikh Zayed and successive Pakistani leaders has grown into a tall tree.
I appreciate the measures taken by the UAE government to contain the spread of Covid-19 and I advise Pakistanis here to take care and strictly follow guidelines.
I hope that our two peoples continue to strive for progress, prosperity and stability of both the UAE and Pakistan.
Ambassador Ghulam Dastgir, Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi
India needs to pause for more than a day to avert a disaster
Regarding Taniya Dutta's report Coronavirus: ‘inevitable’ India will become outbreak hotspot, health experts say (March 21): given the global scenario about how this virus is spreading and with casualties increasing everyday, one should be especially careful. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a speech calling for a one day shutdown. People on Sunday, March 22 are to avoid of stepping out of the house. This will help contain the virus for a day at least, as crowds will refrain from public places and Sunday is when people step out. But this is just one measure to prevent the spread of the virus infecting others. We need to do much more and not just for a day.
RIP, Kenny Rogers and thank you for the memories
Regarding Country music legend Kenny Rogers dies, aged 81 (March 21): I was sorry to read this. Rest in peace, one of my all time favourites.
Ricardo Lorea, Abu Dhabi
Updated: March 21, 2020 06:43 PM