Sindh makes coronavirus vaccination mandatory for matric, inter students

07:11 PM | 31 Aug, 2021
Sindh makes coronavirus vaccination mandatory for matric, inter students

KARACHI – The Sindh government on Tuesday declared coronavirus vaccination mandatory for matriculation and intermediate students across the province.

The government said that unvaccinated students will not be allowed to attend classes, adding that vaccination centres will be set up at the educational institutions.

Last week, the National Command and Operation Centre announced that a drive to vaccinate students aged 17 and above will be launched from September 1.

Students are required to get themselves vaccinated by October 15 while all teaching and non-teaching staff have been given till September 30 to receive vaccination.

On Monday, the Sindh government decided to vaccinate students of grades 9 to 12 against the Covid-19 at all private and public sector schools and colleges across the province.

The inoculation drive for students will be launched from September 6, it was decided in a meeting chaired by Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho.

The jabs will be administrated to as many as 1.42 million students from grades 9 to 12 while more than 2,500 teams will take part in the vaccination drive.

In the first phase, students in districts will be vaccinated and later the campaign will be extended to the taluka level.

The health minister has directed the administrations of schools and colleges to take the consent of parents for vaccinating children at educational institutions.

She said the registration of vaccinated students would also be ensured after the completion of the vaccination process.


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.

During the intra-day trading, the rupee was being hovered at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.

Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.

Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.

The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370


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