Pakistan gets 1.55mn doses of Chinese vaccine

02:41 PM | 20 Jun, 2021
Pakistan gets 1.55mn doses of Chinese vaccine

ISLAMABAD – A special flight of Pakistan International Airlines carrying 1.55 million doses of vaccine from China has landed in the federal capital, the country’s nerve center on deadly virus said Sunday.

A statement issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said ‘The shipment of Sinovac corona vaccine arrived in Islamabad onboard a special Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight.’

Adding that ‘Pakistan has purchased the vaccine from China’s Sinovac while another two to three million doses of vaccine will reach in the next week. China has been a time-tested friend and it is taking measures to ensure an uninterrupted vaccine supply to Pakistan, it further stated.

It further stated that ‘the provinces and other federating units will be provided the vaccine according to their requirement whereas all preparations are complete to supply vaccine to the provinces’.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan earlier announced that they currently have over 1 million doses of the COVID jabs in stock and Pakistan would be receiving 1.55 million doses on 20 June, 2.5 million jabs on 22 June, and two to three million vaccines in addition to 400,000 Pakvac to be received between 23 to 30 June.

On the other hand, a shortage of Covid vaccine recently reported in metropolitans including Lahore, Karachi, and other parts of the country resulting in Sindh and Punjab’s announcement of vaccination holiday today.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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