Qatar offers one million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Pakistan

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Qatar has offered one million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Pakistan, National Assemble of Pakistan said in a press release. This was revealed during a meeting between Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaiser and Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan HE Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

According to a tweet by National Assembly of Pakistan Ambassador of Qatar said that Qatar highly values its close ties with Pakistan and Qatar will continue cooperation with Pakistan in diverse fields to strengthen its economy and offered one million Covid19 vaccine doses to Pakistan.

Pakistan to receive 13 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine

Pakistan has signed an agreement to receive 13 million doses of the American vaccine Pfizer, the deliveries of which are planned during the course of 2021. 

On Monday, the country signed an agreement according to which it will receive at least 1.3 crore doses of covid Pfizer vaccines. According to a statement issued by a publicity firm, the agreement was signed by Pfizer Pakistan and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to supply 13 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (BNT162b2).  

Pfizer Pakistan Country Manager Syed Mohammad Wajeehuddin in a statement said, “We are deeply honoured to work with the Pakistani government and to marshal our scientific and manufacturing resources toward our shared goal of bringing a Covid-19 vaccine to the people of Pakistan as quickly as possible.”  

“In the face of this global health crisis, Pfizer’s purpose, breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, has taken on an even greater urgency. Our hope is that our vaccine will help make this happen,” he said. 

Moreover, Chief Business and Chief Commercial Officer at BioNTech Sean Marett acknowledged the Pakistani government for its support and putting trust in their ability to develop a vaccine that, they believed, had the potential to help address this global pandemic threat. 

“Our goal remains to deliver a global supply of a well-tolerated and effective Covid-19 vaccine for many people around the world, as quickly as we can,” Mr Marett said. 

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