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China to gift 0.5 mln COVID vaccine to Pakistan

Till 31st January, China will provide the government of Pakistan with 0.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Thursday.

Qureshi said he was told by the Chinese Foreign Minister that Pakistan might send a cargo aircraft to airlift the vaccine batch.

He said, “This is very good news we have received from our friend China,” he said, calling it a “welcoming development” in the midst of the coronavirus situation.

“China has promised to hand over the batch of vaccine free of charge as a goodwill gesture,” the foreign minister told media here, following his telephone conversation this afternoon with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

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