ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's federal cabinet has approved for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccine in order to stern Covid-19 resurgence in the South Asian country, the state broadcaster reported on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the cabinet meeting while Special Assistant on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan briefed about the current situation of coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.
Earlier, the federal cabinet authorised the procurement of Sinopharm vaccine vaccines from a Chinese company. Pakistan hoped for its early availability from China.
The Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has also tweeted the development. He wrote, the Cabinet Committee has decided to initially purchase 1.2 million doses of the vaccine from the Chinese company Sinopharm, which will be provided free of cost to frontline workers in the first quarter of 2021.
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was informed that vaccine administration cells would be formed in all district and tehsil headquarter (THQ) hospitals, as well as regional health centers, to ensure immunisation at the grassroots level.
A number of countries have pre-booked COVID-19 vaccine in order to ensure timely availability of vaccines.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 6, 2023 (Monday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||335||338|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||34.19||34.54|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.25||175.25|
KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan decreased by Rs200 per tola to reach Rs204,300 on Monday after the yellow metal market witnessed mostly bullish trend last week.
As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold increased by Rs172 to settle at Rs175,154.
On Friday, the South Asian country registered Rs4,000 per tola decrease.
In the international market, the commodity witnessed an increase of $5 to reach $1,870 per ounce.
Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market remained unchanged at Rs2,250 per tola and Rs1,929 per 10 grams, respectively.