Pakistan cuts Remdesivir injection price by 30 percent

Defers import of Indian movies, Pak-UK readmission MoU

11:45 PM | 7 Sep, 2021
Pakistan cuts Remdesivir injection price by 30 percent

Pakistan’s federal cabinet on Tuesday approved a reduction in the price of Remedesivir injection, which is used for Covid-19 treatment.

The price has been cut by over Rs1,700 to Rs3,967. Currently, the injection is being sold at Rs5,680.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain made an announcement in this regard at a press conference after a meeting of the federal cabinet.

The government is also cutting port charges by 50 percent for the import of medicine. 

Security plan for New Zealand cricket team tour

The federal cabinet has approved a plan to provide fool-proof security to New Zealand cricket team.

The Blackcaps are arriving in Pakistan on September 8. After a day in room isolation and subject to negative Covid-19 test, New Zealand will start training at Rawalpindi Cricket stadium from September 10.

The two teams will play five match T20I series from September 25 to October 3 in Lahore.

Indian movies

Chaudhry said the issue of import of Indian movies has been deferred after a strong opposition by cabinet member Babar Awan and Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed.

The cabinet has suggested that the import of international movies other than Indian films should be allowed, said Chaudhry. “We will again move the summary after making necessary amendment,” the minister said.

Two plots for government employees

The federal cabinet has also recommended that in future no government employee should be allotted more than one plot in Islamabad.

Signing of Pakistan-UK readmission MoU

The federal information minister said the matter regarding the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Pakistan and the United Kingdom on readmission agreement has been deferred.

Readmission agreements are signed between states for the return of those living illegally in a country to their country of origin.

As many as 123 Pakistan had to be brought back from the UK under the Readmission Policy, Chaudhry said.