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Federal Cabinet approves $150 million to purchase anti-COVID vaccine

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Cabinet has approved the grant of US$ 150 million to procure the anti-COVID vaccine.

While giving details about decisions taken by the Federal Cabinet which met in Islamabad on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Chair, the Special Assistant on National Health Dr. Faisal Sultan flanked by the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz said that for the procurement of anti-COVID vaccine, few Companies have been shortlisted, contacted and initial conversation has been started with them.

The Special Assistant said that in the first phase of providing the anti-COVID vaccine, our priority will be healthcare workers and old age people who are most vulnerable to the Coronavirus.

Shibli Faraz told that in today’s 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 the Construction Sector by Prime Minister Imran Khan; therefore, they are willing to invest in these mega projects.

The Information Minister said the forum was informed that these projects are planned to keep the environment clean and attract foreign investment.

Commenting on the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) recent public rally in Multan, the Information Minister urged the opposition not to play with the lives of people for its personal gains as the second wave of COVID-19 is at its peak in the Country.

Shibli Faraz said that public rallies are banned to protect people from the Coronavirus and we will deal with the violators legally instead of putting hard restrictions.

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