QUETTA: Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) founder Saeed Ahmed Hashmi has expressed reservations over anti-Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country and suggested handing over this responsibility to the army to ensure vaccination of every citizen.
He claimed that the present process of vaccination and vaccine supply would create controversies between the federal government and provincial governments.
Talking to journalists on Wednesday, BAP leader said the private sector should not be allowed to import doses of the vaccines and only the state should arrange it.
He welcomed China’s move of donating Covid-19 vaccine to Pakistan and said that it was now the responsibility of the government to ensure the masses got it without discrimination.
He said soon after the launching of the vaccination campaign, controversies had started emerging between the federal and provincial governments and the only solution to end these controversies was handing over the vaccination process to the army.
The BAP founder said that army had played an important role in the smooth supply of ventilators and other medical equipment and medicines when the pandemic spread across the country.
Published in Dawn, February 11th, 2021