Pakistan is working on its own coronavirus vaccine under the task force formed by the federal minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry. The minister has made a committee termed as “Scientific Task Force on COVID-19” to coordinate research on the virus in Pakistan.
On his social media handle, the minister informed about the formation of the committee.
The committee is headed by Professor Atta ur Rehman. The task force has been asked to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus which has taken nearly 19,000 lives across the world.
The committee has also got other members, Prof Iqbal Chaudhry, Prof Dr Javed Akram, Prof Al Fareed Zafar, Prof Mariam Riaz Tarar, Prof Dr Shazna Khalid and Prof Dr Khalid Khan.
The 7-member committee would also be asking for input from the research institutes across the world on the making of the coronavirus vaccine.
The task force would directly be reporting to the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The Ministry would also be introducing a Science Data Research Foundation to ensure that other significant questions are also answered.