Govt approves grant of $150 million to buy Covid19 vaccine

News Desk

The government has approved the grant of 150 million dollars to procure anti-Covid19 vaccine.

According to media reports, the decision has been taken by the Federal Cabinet in a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.

The details of the meeting have been given by the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Dr. Faisal Sultan along with Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz after the meeting.

Dr. Faisal Sultan has said that the government has shotlisted contacted few companies have been shortlisted for this purpose and initial conversation has been started with them. In first phase of providing the vaccine, our priority will be healthcare workers and old age people who are most vulnerable to the virus, he said.

On the occasion, the Information Minister has urged the opposition not to play with the lives of people for its personal gains as the second wave of coronavirus is at its peak in the country. He said public rallies are banned to protect people from the pandemic.

“We will deal with the violators legally instead of putting hard restrictions,” he said.

Senator Shibli Faraz has said that during the meeting the cabinet was apprised on the latest development of the Ravi and Bundal Island projects. It was informed that investors have expressed their full satisfaction on the steps taken for the development of construction sector by Prime Minister Imran Khan, therefore, they are willing to invest in these mega projects.

“The forum was informed that these projects are planned to keep environment clean and attract foreign investment,” he added.