China donated Covid-19 vaccines to Pakistan’s armed forces, the military’s media relations wing said Monday in a tweet.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that vaccines had been donated by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), making Pakistan’s military the first foreign military to receive vaccine assistance from Beijing.
Nevertheless, keeping with the traditional spirit of ‘country’ of the Pakistan Armed Forces comes first, always and every time, it has been agreed to contribute the entire donation to the national vaccination drive [for] frontline healthcare workers across Pakistan who are the real heroes battling the pandemic and saving precious lives,”However, keeping with the Pakistan armed forces’ traditional spirit of ‘nation comes first, always and every time’ it has been decided to contribute the complete donation to the national vaccination drive [for] frontline healthcare workers across Pakistan who are the real heroes fighting against the pandemic and saving precious lives,”precious lives,
During trying times, Pakistan’s armed forces extend their sincere appreciation to the PLA and the People’s Republic of China for this magnanimous gift,’ the statement added.
Meanwhile, Asad Umar, Minister for Strategy, Growth and Special Initiatives, welcomed the decision of the military leadership to donate the vaccines, adding that it was consistent with the government’s decision to give healthcare workers first priority.
Days after 500,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in Islamabad as a gift from China, vaccination drives against the novel coronavirus began simultaneously in all federal units of the country last week.