1.24mn doses of AstraZeneca jabs arrive in Pakistan via COVAX

11:06 AM | 17 Jul, 2021
1.24mn doses of AstraZeneca jabs arrive in Pakistan via COVAX

ISLAMABAD – The much-awaited vaccine supply under the World Health Organisation’s COVAX programme, comprising 1.24 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca jabs, reached Pakistan on Saturday.

Reports quoting National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) officials said a consignment containing 1.24 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses reached the country’s federal capital in a foreign airline.

The Oxford made vaccine will be distributed to the provinces as per their needs, while it would be administered to people with chronic diseases and weak immunity. It will also be administered to people travelling abroad.

Earlier, Pakistan had received the first batch of the Oxford-made vaccine on May 8, the sources in the National Health Ministry said, adding the country had thus far been provided three consignments of Covid vaccines under the COVAX programme.

The consignments include 1.62 million doses of Pfizer vaccine and 2.5m doses of Moderna. Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, is a global initiative aimed at equitable access to Covid jabs directed by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and the World Health Organization.

The program has pledged a free Covid vaccine for 20 percent of the country’s total population.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
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 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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