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PAF plane leaves for Islamabad with first batch of Covid-19 vaccine

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On Sunday evening, a special Pakistan Air Force (PAF) plane with the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine doses left for Islamabad.

China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi during a phone call with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi last week had promised to provide 500,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Pakistan by January 31.

Beijing had asked Islamabad to send an airplane to get the vaccines. After that, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Hua Chunying had also confirmed that in order to support the brothers and sisters in Pakistan, the Chinese government would provide a batch of vaccines as aid and would actively coordinate with the relevant Chinese enterprise to speed up export of vaccines to Pakistan.

The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), had sent PAF’s special aircraft to bring the vaccine that Beijing had promised to provide.

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