Asad questions UK’s reasoning for not accepting Chinese vaccines

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar Thursday questioned the reasoning behind UK authorities’ decision of not accepting the Chinese anti-COVID vaccines which raised concerns among Pakistanis.

The minister took to Twitter to criticize the UK government which he said decided to accept “gora (western) certificates & vaccines but not “most non gora vaccine certificates and Chinese vaccines.”

The UK had taken Pakistan off Travel Red List on September 22 after being on no-travel list for five months. However, as per the latest decision, the UK would still not accept Chinese vaccines.

As most of the Pakistan’s population has got Chinese vaccines, therefore they would need to self-isolate for up to 10 days which is being dubbed as UK’s discriminatory approach vis-à-vis Pakistan that has always given significant importance to its relations with the UK.

The planning minister said the UK took the decision despite widespread evidence of fake certificates in US and Europe.

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