Renowned Pharmacist Dr. AQ Javed Iqbal dies of COVID-19

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Highly respected pharmacist Dr. AQ Javed Iqbal lost his life in the battle against coronavirus on Sunday. AQ Javed Iqbal struggled against the pandemic, but was unable to recover and lost his life. The late doctor’s funeral prayer will be given in Islamabad today and then will be buried at the F-8 graveyard.

Dr Iqbal served in several significant positions in the Health ministry and the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) throughout his career in medicine. He also served as vice president of Pakistan’s Pharmacy Council.

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On Saturday, Pakistan granted permission for the emergency use of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine. As per the sources the Sputnik V vaccine was authorized for critical use by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP).