Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has constituted committee of Scientific Task Force that has been tasked to perform research and develop a vaccine for COVID-19.
The committee of Scientific Task Force on COVID-19 will work under the supervision of renowned scientist Prof Atta ur Rahman. He is closely working with the World Health Organization (WHO) for the development of an anti coronavirus vaccine.
The committee of Scientific Task Force on COVID-19 will work under the umbrella of Ministry of Science and Technology. The committee will coordinate research on vaccine use to cure patients from COVID-19 and other related issues and will also support research institutions globally.
The federal minister added that Ministry of Science and Technology is going to launch a Science Data Research Foundation to find answers to many important questions related to COVID-19 in Pakistan.
The committee of Scientific Task Force on COVID-19 comprises on Prof Dr Javed Akram, vice chancellor of the University of Health Science, Lahore, Prof Dr Shazna Khalid, visiting faculty at the Karachi Medical and Dental College, Prof Al Fareed Zafar, principal of the Ameeruddin Medical College, Prof Iqbal Choudhry, director of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Prof Dr. Khalid Khan and Prof Mariam Riaz Tarar.
Patients reported with COVID-19 has crossed 1,041 in Pakistan with 413 cases in Sindh; 115 in Balochistan; 296 in Punjab; 117 in K-P; 84 in Gilgit-Baltistan; 15 in Islamabad; and one in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Government impose lock down in federal and provinces to control the spread of COVID-19 in a country.