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Rs 2.2 trillion allocated for development projects in Pakistan: Asad Umar

Rs 2.2 trillion allocated for development projects in Pakistan: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Omar has announced that the government has crossed a milestone of vaccinating CVID-19 with a steady decline in new infections and deaths.

Omar announced the milestone in a televised ceremony on Wednesday. He also urged people to vaccinate themselves to get back to normal life.


Addressing a ceremony marking the 10th million food deliveries, Omar said about 7.7 million people have been provided with jaws, but warned that the country aims to vaccinate 70 million people by the end of the year. There is a long way to go.

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“The sooner we vaccinate ourselves against polio, the faster we will be able to rid ourselves of this risk,” he said, urging people to re-sign up for business. Do it and let life return to normal.

Omar, who also heads the National Command and Operations Center, said government agencies, as well as the public, have done a commendable job in adhering to coronavirus guidelines, leading to a steady decline in new infections. Is.

The NCOC announced that through tough measures and a vaccination campaign, the nation reported a positive rate of less than 3% on Tuesday for the second day in a row.


Authorities conducted 43,900 tests across the country on Tuesday, revealing 1,118 new cases with a positive rate of 2.54%, up from 2.95% a day earlier, according to the body’s statistics.
In March and early April, the country repeatedly saw a positive proportion of more than 11%, forcing the government to implement large-scale measures. At the beginning of May, the ratio dropped below 10% and on May 22 it went below 5% and finally on Monday it fell below 3%.

“We have seen that when Pakistanis, as a nation, decide to achieve something, they achieve it [whatever it is],” Omar said.

In the last 24 hours, the NCOC has reported 77 coyote-related deaths. Since the outbreak in February last year, a total of 936,131 cases and 21,453 deaths have been registered in the official portal.

The government launched a nationwide vaccination campaign in March with a large number of individuals and frontline healthcare workers. The campaign began with a focus on the oldest members of society, usually people over the age of 80, and worked its way up.

Fighting the third peak of the virus, the Department of Health launched the campaign with Chinese CenoFirm and Can Ceno Jobs.

Private hospitals in major cities are also using the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine, imported by a local pharmaceutical company.

Initially, the government was reluctant to vaccinate and had a shortage of vaccines, and was limited to those 30 years of age or older.

But with purchases from China and allotments from the World Health Organization and the GAVI Vaccine Alliance, the government has now received more than 18 million doses and wants to reach them to the population.

Deputy Commissioner Mudassar Riaz said the government on Tuesday opened a first drive-through taxin center in Lahore to help the district administration achieve its target of vaccinating 7-8 lakh people in the next six months. ”


Observing that just one more vaccination rate would make it possible to fully reopen, Riyadh vowed to open more such locations to facilitate people elsewhere in the city.

Since launching its campaign on Wednesday in March, the NCOC has fully vaccinated more than 2.5 million people and partially vaccinated more than 4.7 million. Reported By 

Sources say that Pakistan has allocated 1 1 billion for the purchase of Corona virus vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen on Wednesday approved 1 1 billion for vaccination against corona virus, sources said, adding that the government intends to intensify the vaccination campaign.

Sources said that the Finance Minister, while presiding over the meeting of the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet, approved the proposal to purchase a ڈالر 1 billion vaccine which would be used to vaccinate seven million Pakistanis by the end of the year. ۔

The ECC highlighted the release of 180 180 million in the first phase of the procurement, sources confirmed, adding that the funds would be released to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

The B1bn funds approved by the ECC will be used to purchase Kanso Beau, Synovic, Synoform and Pfizer vaccines.

Sources said that other decisions taken during the committee meeting included approval of fee grant for students in backward areas of the country.

It also agreed to set up a fund for the government’s policy “Ehsan Ko Bhoka Na Sui Program” to eradicate hunger across Pakistan.

The sources further said that the ECC had rejected a technical assistance grant of Rs 1.18 billion for the Comptroller General and a technical grant of Rs 378 million for the Ministry of Education.

Sources said that a technical supplementary grant of Rs 330 million was also approved for the Auditor General.

The government plans to vaccinate 70 million people by then
At the end of 2021
According to a previous report in The News, the government will kill 70 million people by the end of the year

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But the biggest hurdle facing Pakistan is the ban on vaccine exports imposed by India. Pakistan hoped to buy more vaccines from New Delhi.

Dr Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health (SAPM), had earlier assured the nation that the government was not relying entirely on gifts and donations for the corona virus vaccine and that there were plans to purchase it. ۔

Speaking to media from the National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), Dr Sultan had said that misinformation was being spread about the government’s plan to procure vaccines.

He said the government had entered into agreements with three vaccine companies to secure the supply of COVID-19 vaccine shots.

Dr. Sultan had said, “To say that the government is waiting to receive the vaccine because the gifts are wrong.

The SAPM had explained that the arrival of the vaccine in the country has been delayed due to shortage of supply worldwide. Reported By