£4.39m UK aid likely to fight virus

Updated May 30 2020

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“The UK stands with you in these difficult times.” says UK Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth Lord Ahmad. — AFP/File
“The UK stands with you in these difficult times.” says UK Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth Lord Ahmad. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom has announced assistance worth 4.39 million pounds for Pakistan to stop the spread of coronavirus and mitigate its impact, by providing aid to the most vulnerable and boosting wider public health communications, the British High Commission in Islamabad announced on Friday.

UK Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth Lord Ahmad said that, “by supporting the poorest and most vulnerable people, especially those facing discrimination and by spreading information on how to protect against coronavirus, we can save lives”.

The UK is proud to support Pakistan and through its investment in vaccine research and the Global Vaccine Alliance, it will help end this pandemic soon and prevent future waves of infection, he said. “The UK stands with you in these difficult times.”

Published in Dawn, May 30th, 2020