NCOC decides to launch mass vaccination drive under ‘whole of the nation approach’
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has started coronavirus vaccination for people over the age of 18 years.
More than five million people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus infection in Pakistan so far, according to National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chief Asad Umar.
A digital portal has been launched by the federal government for the registration through which a code is assigned to the person. They can then go to a designated vaccination centre and get a jab.
Meanwhile, NCOC has decided to initiate mass vaccination campaign under "whole of the nation approach" in collaboration with various public and private partners to achieve the objective.
Two separate session of NCOC with Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar in the chair were held with owners of media houses, representatives of chambers of commerce and Pakistan Business Council.
The Forum in sequel to the National Coordination Committee meeting chaired by the Prime Minister on 31st May, made the decision to initiate mass vaccination campaign.
The Mass Vaccination Drive strategy focuses on motivation of public through effective media partnership, capacity building of existing vaccination infrastructure and uninterrupted supply of vaccine including indigenous production of PakVac started from June 1st by National Institute of Health.
The NCOC has set a target to vaccinate 70 million people by the end of this year.
The participants extended their whole hearted support to contribute in national mass vaccination campaign steered by the NCOC.
Speaking on the occasion, Asad Umar highlighted that campaign is aimed at reducing the adverse effects of disease to provide a substantial flexibility to business community by removing restrictions.
Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.
On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.
Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.41||36.76|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.54||176.54|
Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.
Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)
|Lahore||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Karachi||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Quetta||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Attock||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Multan||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,100||PKR 2,565|