Pakistan allocates $150m for Covid vaccine

The federal government has conditionally approved $150 million funds to procure the coronavirus vaccine for 5% of the country’s population. It has also decided to request G-20 countries for additional debt relief of $915 million

Nov 21, 2020
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The federal government has conditionally approved $150 million funds to procure the coronavirus vaccine for 5% of the country’s population. It has also decided to request G-20 countries for additional debt relief of $915 million.

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet “approved, in principle, the provision of technical supplementary grant of $150 million for the purchase of the Covid-19 vaccine,” said a handout issued by the Ministry of Finance on Friday.

The ECC also approved diverting funds meant for religious education towards the prime minister’s skill scheme. It also allowed importing another 340,000 metric tons of wheat at $286.75 per ton price, taking the total imported quantity to over 2.2 million tons to bridge the shortfall.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2272959/govt-allocates-150m-for-covid-vaccine

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