COVID-19: Punjab receives first batch of 70,000 doses of Chinese vaccine

06:56 PM | 1 Feb, 2021
COVID-19: Punjab receives first batch of 70,000 doses of Chinese vaccine

LAHORE – Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid confirmed on Monday that Punjab has received the first batch of 70,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, donated by China.

Addressing a press conference, she said that the inoculation process will be launched in the province from Wednesday.

She said that the coronavirus vaccine will be administered to frontline health workers in the first phase.

The provincial minister said that this will be followed by vaccination for the elderly over 65 years of age. 

Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that one hundred and eighty nine vaccination centers have been established in Punjab for this purpose. 

Earlier today, a special PAF plane with first tranche of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Islamabad from Beijing.

China had promised to donate 500,000 shots of the vaccine, Sinopharm, to Pakistan. 

According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), all necessary measures have been put in place for the vaccine storage in Islamabad and its onward transportation to other parts of the country.  

A vaccine nerve center has been established at NCOC along with vaccine administration and coordination centres at provincial and district level.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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