PM calls for feasible framework of Covid-19 vaccine Supply

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

25th Jan, 2021. 03:43 pm

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday has called for developing a viable framework for equitable and affordable supply of Covid-19 vaccine to developing countries.

According to the details, the Prime Minister was addressing virtually the 4th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development.

Imran Khan stressed on world community to take measures for the return of stolen assets held by corrupt politicians and criminals.

He said the developed countries should meet the agreed target of mobilizing 100 billion dollars annually for climate action in developing countries.

Imran Khan said coverage of the COVAX facility must be expanded enabling the developing countries to spend their precious resources on socio-economic development needs.

Suggesting a five-point frame work to fight the pandemic and recovering economies, he said debt re-payments for the most stressed countries should be suspended until the end of the pandemic.

The Prime Minister said public-sector debt under an agreed and inclusive multilateral framework should be restructured and concessional financing through multilateral development banks should also be expanded.

Imran Khan, in addition to this; called for general allocation of Special Drawing Rights of 500 billion dollars to help alleviate balance-of-payment pressures.

Counting on Pakistan’s measures to combat Covid-19, the Prime Minister said our efforts have been aimed at ensuring that we save people from dying from the virus, and at the same time preventing them from dying from hunger.

He said our strategy fortunately has worked well so far but continuous efforts are needed to fully overcome the second wave of the virus.

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