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Pakistan gears up efforts to tackle Covid-19 misinformation on social media

08:40 PM | 9 Jul, 2020
Pakistan gears up efforts to tackle Covid-19 misinformation on social media

ISLAMABAD – The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has formed a committee led by Interior Minister Brig (Retd) Ijaz Ahmed Shah to prevent spread of disinformation and fake news about COVID-19 pandemic on social media.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the NCOC with Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar in the chair, Radio Pakistan reported.

The committee will prepare legal framework to prevent and counter dis-information and suggest action against those involved in spreading false information about the pandemic.

The NCOC meeting reviewed comprehensive death data analysis, update on committee countering COVID-19 related dis-information.

Speaking on the occasion, Asad Umar said that NCOC would also visit all provincial headquarters besides holding meetings there in order to further enhance coordination among provinces.

He said they would change the current crisis into opportunity to bring further improvement in the health sector of the country.

Meanwhile, the National Command and Operation Center says that the number of coronavirus cases have started declining in the Federal Capital since the end of the previous month.    

According to the NCOC update, no death was reported in the Capital with sharp decline in new cases.

Director General Health Services, Municipal Corporation Islamabad, Dr. Hassan Urooj said people need to follow the Standard Operating Procedures and take preventive measures during Eid-ul-Azha.

A spokesperson of the Ministry of National Health Services said the drop of coronavirus cases is a positive development, which is the result of efficient Track and Tracing by the health authorities.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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