Federal cabinet takes important decision over buying Coronavirus vaccine

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Federal cabinet takes important decision over buying Coronavirus vaccine

Islamabad: The federal cabinet on Monday given go-ahead for the purchase of vaccine against COVID-19 has approved $150 million funds for it.

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the cabinet, which gave approval for several items included in 14-point agenda.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said that seven companies have been shortlisted for the procurement of the vaccine.

The cabinet also discussed the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Multan rally. Several members raised questions over the strategy of the Punjab government to handle the opposition’s rally with some opposing the decision of creating hurdles and arresting political workers.

The premier in his remarks said that PDM did not care about lives of people despite the fact that coronavirus is on resurgence in the country.

The cabinet also approved golden handshake policy for employees of the Pakistan Steel Mills.

It also discussed matters related to gas shortage and price. The premier has sought briefing on it during next cabinet meeting.

The cabinet also approved license of a private airline Air Sial while no decision was taken about cutting diplomatic ties with France in the meeting.

It also vowed to complete Ravi Urban Development project, Bundle Island project timely.