ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Friday that Pakistan has started local production of anti-Covid vaccine.
Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services Nausheen Hamid told the House during question hour that the first batch of CanSino vaccine was currently being manufactured at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and it would be available for administration to the people by the end of May.
The parliamentary secretary said out of the total stock of vaccine doses imported, 91 percent were purchased by the government while the remaining nine percent were gifted by China.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said the government was working to revive Pakistan Railways. The private sector was also being involved for this purpose.
On this occasion, Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif said the unanimous resolution passed by the lower house the other day in support of Palestinian people represented the aspirations of the people of Pakistan and the entire Muslim Ummah. He said the resolution would be sent to the UN office.
Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Leader Aamir Dogar said the whole house was on the same page for the cause of Palestinians.