Pakistan to launch first anti-polio campaign of 2024 on Monday

11:39 PM | 7 Jan, 2024
Anti-polio campaign 2024
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will launch a nationwide anti-polio campaign on Monday to inoculate more than 42 million children aged five or below.

According to Radio Pakistan, polio teams constituted by federal and provincial health departments will go door to door in all 159 districts of the country during this campaign.

“In Punjab, during a week-long polio campaign over 23 million children will be administered polio drops,” the report read, citing health authorities.

“In Sindh, nearly 10.03 million children up to the five years of age will be administered with anti-polio vaccine drops during a week-long campaign.”

During a five-day drive in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, more than 7.4 million children up to the age of five would be administered the vaccine, while 2.5 million children would be inoculated in Balochistan in a week-long campaign, according to the report.

“In Gilgit-Baltistan, over 250,000 children will be vaccinated during a five-day campaign,” the broadcaster reported.

Parents may contact health authorities on helpline 1166 in case an anti-polio vaccination team fails to visit their home.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world where polio continues to threaten the health and well-being of children.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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