Two Chines companies in Pakistan have sought permission from the government for arranging vaccination of Chinese workers, sources said on Wednesday.
China Zhongyuan Engineering Corporation (CZEC) and China Ocean Engineering Construction General Bureau (COECG) in a letter to the government have sought permission for arranging vaccination of their workers.
“The companies have decided to arrange coronavirus vaccination of their 5,000 Chinese workers the government of Pakistan should grant permission for the vaccination,” the letter reads.
“Around 5,000 Chinese workers of CZEC and China Ocean Engineering Construction General were stationed in Karachi,” according to the letter.
“The companies will make all arrangements for their workers vaccination and they will be administered Sinovac vaccine made in China,” the letter further read.
The companies have sought permission from the government of Pakistan for importing 10,000 vials of the vaccine from China. Federal Ministry of Health has sought opinion of the Drug Regulatory Authority, over the request of the two Chinese firms, according to the sources.