$1.5bn pacts with WB, ADB approved to purchase corona vaccine, Ayesha tells Senate

ISLAMABAD: The Upper House of the Parliament was informed on Friday that the federal cabinet has approved $1.5 billion agreements with the World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) to purchase coronavirus vaccines.
Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan further said that Pakistan will receive the first consignment of five hundred thousand Covid-19 vaccines from China on Sunday. He said frontline health workers are the priority of the government for vaccination.
To another question, he said members of Tiger Force are rendering volunteer services with the coordination of district administrations. The minister of state said that Tiger Force played a pivotal role to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Responding to a question during the question hour, Ali Muhammad Khan said that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered Rs390 billion during the tenure of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. He further said that over Rs480 billion were recovered by the Bureau in the last ten years. He said that the incumbent government has set free all accountability institutions to operate independently.
Responding to another calling attention notice, Ali Muhammad Khan said that repatriation of two hundred teachers from the federal capital, who were on deputation, is as per law. He said the government is fully aware of their problems and they will be facilitated as per law and constitution.- TLTP

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