China to provide half million doses of Covid vaccine: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said China will provide half million doses of Covid vaccine by the end of this month.

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Talking to media in Islamabad on Thursday, he said Chinese Foreign Minister, in a telephonic conversation, said that Pakistan can air lift the medicine.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he told his Chinese counterpart that Pakistan requires 1.1 million doses of the vaccine in view of its large population. He said that the Chinese side also promised to make available the required quantity of the medicine by the end of next month.

The Pakistan Foreign Minister said that China has also agreed to manufacture the Covid vaccine in Pakistan.

He said that first cache of the vaccine is a grant from China to be provided to Pakistan free of cost as a goodwill gesture.

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