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Asad Umar hopes Pakistan will surpass coronavirus jab target

Asad Umar has expressed hope that Pakistan will surpass the coronavirus target. Source: FILE.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has expressed hope that Pakistan will surpass the coronavirus target.

“In the early days of the vaccination campaign we had set a daunting target of vaccinating 7 crore people by the end of this year,” said Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) overseeing the coronavirus response.

The minister revealed that as many as 50 million citizens have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while more than 20 million have been fully vaccinated against the viral disease.

“Happy to report that 5 crore people have now recieved at least 1 dose. More than 2 crore fully vaccinated. Inshallah will meet & surpass the target,” he added.

It must be mentioned that Pakistan achieved the milestone of vaccinating 50 million people last month.

“Well done Pakistan!!! Landmark of 5 Crore COVID vaccine doses (50 Million doses) crossed!!!”, the NCOC, the country’s top platform overseeing Covid response, had tweeted on August 27.

“If not vaccinated yet, please get yourself vaccinated! In case you are due for 2nd dose, just walk in to any vaccination center after 28 days of 1st dose!!! Lets make Pakistan Safe!!”