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COVAX – Pakistan secures 17 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

12:26 PM | 31 Jan, 2021
COVAX – Pakistan secures 17 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

ISLAMABAD – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan on Saturday announced that around seven million doses of AstraZeneca will reach Pakistan in the first quarter of the current year.

Sharing a press release on Twitter, PM’s aide wrote Happy to share that in addition to the 500,000 doses of Sinopharm, almost 7 million doses of AstraZeneca to be made available in Q1 and given to the public free of cost! Pakistan’s vaccine drive starts next week, beginning with frontline healthcare workers.

Earlier on Saturday, NCOC Chief and Federal Minister Asad Umar also shared a tweet in which he stated that the government had received a letter from Covax, saying that 17 Million doses of Astra-Zeneca would be provided to Pakistan in the first half of 2021.

“We signed with Covax nearly 8 months back to ensure availability,” the minister tweeted.

The delivery will start in February and about 6 million doses will arrive by March. The remaining is expected to be received by the end of first half.

The ‘COVAX’ is an initiative by the World Health Organization to ensure the fair distribution of the Covid-19 vaccines around the globe. Pakistan signed with COVAX nearly 8 months back to ensure timely availability.

On the other hand, Pakistan is expecting the first installment of 1.1 million doses of the vaccine developed by China’s Sinopharm today.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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