Sindh starts coronavirus vaccination drive from Wednesday

08:45 PM | 1 Feb, 2021
Sindh starts coronavirus vaccination drive from Wednesday

KARACHI – The Sindh government announced on Monday that the first phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive will be launched from February 3 in province. 

Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho announced the plan hours after the first batch of 500,000 doses of Chinese vaccine was received by Pakistan. 

The health minister said that frontline health workers, from private and public medical facilities, would be given the vaccine shots.

She further said that Sinopharm's coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective against the virus.

People above the age of 60 will be given doses in the second phase while general public will be vaccinated in the last phase, the provincial health minister said.

She also announced to increase vaccination centers across the province to facilitate the people. 

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

On the occasion, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan in a tweet said, "Thank God, the first batch of Sinopharm vaccine has arrived! Grateful to China and everyone who made this happen".

"I salute our frontline healthcare workers for their efforts and they'll be first to get vaccinated," he added.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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