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Pakistan announces free COVID vaccine for general public

08:16 PM | 20 Jan, 2021
Pakistan announces free COVID vaccine for general public

ISLAMABAD – Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan on Wednesday said the government will provide coronavirus vaccine free of cost to the general public.

Talking to media, he said that negotiations to procure vaccine are underway with to foreign companies shortlisted by the Technical Committee after the approval of Drug Regularity Authority of Pakistan (DRAP).

He revealed that Pakistan is also in contact with China and UK to procure the vaccine, besides vowing to import more than one million doses of the vaccine by March 2021. 

He said the staff of Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) will be tasked in shifting and storing vaccines across the country. 

He said that frontline health workers and patients with age above 60 will be administered vaccine shots in first phase of the vaccination drive. 

He said that registration of 400 thousand health workers has been completed in this regard.

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Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73

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