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Equitable Access To Vaccine : Pakistan Calls For Equitable Supply Of Covid Vaccine

At the United Nations, Pakistan has renewed its call for ensuring equitable access and distribution of coronavirus vaccine to control deadly pandemic for quick recovery of world economy.

In a virtual address to a session of Geneva-based Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to United Nations, Munir Akram stressed need for fully supporting COVAX Facility for vaccine distribution by funding twenty billion shortfall as soon as possible.

Ambassador Akram also urged an action on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s five-point proposal which calls for equitable supply of COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries and suspension of debt repayments for most stressed countries until end of pandemic.