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Asad Umar warns of 5th wave if COVID-19 vaccine target not met

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms and NCOC head Asad Umar has stressed the need for meeting the vaccination targets to avoid the fifth wave of COVID-19. In a tweet on Thursday, he said if a large number of

NCOC decides to start vaccination of children above 12

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to start vaccination of children aged 12 years and above in the country to prevent coronavirus. According to Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, the National Command and Operation Center has decided

Unvaccinated people to be banned from travelling, malls, hotels: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said that the positive cases of COVID-19 are gradually coming down in the country, however, he warned that the threat is not over. Addressing a news conference, the federal minister was confident

Asad Umar hopes Pakistan will surpass coronavirus jab target

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

NCOC to review rising number of COVID-19 cases today

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) will hold a meeting on Monday (today) to discuss the surge in coronavirus cases across the country. The meeting will also deliberate upon measures to contain the spread of a new variant

Govt planning targeted restrictions to avoid inconvenience: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Asad Umar has urged people to strictly follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and get vaccinated at the earliest to contain the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. “We are planning targeted restrictions with coordinated plans so

Complete lockdown is no solution to tackling surging cases: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has announced a number of measures to ensure vaccination of people against COVID-19 in high-risk sectors. Briefing the media persons along with Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan, the

Pakistan record 2,545 new COVID-19 cases, positivity ratio crosses 5%

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded 2,545 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, while the positivity ratio crossed more than five percent as the situation worsens amid the fourth wave. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 2,545 cases and

China to invest $1bn in Gwadar Free Zone: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said over one billion dollars of Chinese investment is expected in Gwadar Free Zone inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Briefing media persons in Gwadar, the federal minister said the Chinese

Moderna vaccine will be jabbed to those travelling abroad: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) and federal minister Asad Umar has said that the Moderna vaccine will be jabbed to those going abroad on special visas. In a message on Twitter, Asad Umar wrote that

Pakistan sees new record vaccination in a single day: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan set a new record of most vaccinations in a day on Saturday after nearly 400,000 people received COVID-19 jabs. This was stated by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, who hold National Command and Operation Centre

Daily coronavirus vaccinations cross 100,000 for first time: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar announced that more than 100,000 people were inoculated against the coronavirus a day ago, which was the highest during the ongoing vaccination drive. The federal minister, who also heads the National

Vaccine registration to open for all citizens after Eid: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said that the government plans to open registration for COVID-19 vaccination for all citizens after Eid. While speaking to reporters, Asad Umar said vaccinating the population has always been

Asad Umar questions UK’s decision to place Pakistan on red list

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Asad Umar has questioned the United Kingdom’s decision of putting Pakistan on the ‘red list’ amid surging coronavirus cases. In a statement on Twitter, Asad Umar said, “Every country has a right

NCOC to deliberate on rising coronavirus cases in Punjab, KP today

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre will hold a special session today to review the alarming rise in coronavirus cases in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad. The session will be chaired by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad

Registration for COVID-19 vaccination for 50-years-old elders to be opened March 31

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has announced that the registration for coronavirus vaccination for the elders who are above 50 will be opened on Tuesday. The minister took to Twitter and shared the news that

Asad Umar warns of ‘stronger restrictions’ if SOPs not followed

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has asked people to be careful as the new strain of COVID-19 spreads faster and is more deadly. In a tweet, the federal minister said hospital daily admissions and people

Pakistan records ‘highest daily’ COVID-19 vaccination rate: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Wednesday said that Pakistan recorded the ‘highest daily vaccination rate’ yesterday. In a statement on Twitter, the federal minister, who also heads the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), said more

Asad Umar gets angry over not getting a seat in PIA plane

A flight of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been delayed for an hour because Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar’s seat was occupied by another passenger. The incident occurred last night when Asad Umar was traveling to Karachi from

Federal ministers call on MQM leaders, Governor Sindh

KARACHI: A delegation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by the Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Sunday visited the office of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P). Both parties discussed the ongoing political situation in the country and deliberated

Registration of coronavirus vaccine for senior citizens begins: Asad Umar

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has announced that the coronavirus vaccine registration for senior citizens has begun. In a tweet, Asad Umar wrote that the citizens aged 65 and over can register for the coronavirus vaccine.

Pakistan’s coronavirus vaccination drive to begin today: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has expressed that Pakistan would start its vaccination drive from today. Asad Umar, who also oversees the national coronavirus strategy, said, “COVID-19 vaccination drive will start today in the presence of

Pakistan to receive 17 million Astra Zeneca doses in first half of 2021: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and the chief of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC),  Asad Umar has said that Pakistan will receive 17 million doses of Astra Zeneca in 1st half of 2021. On a social media website

Will formulate historic development package for GB in few weeks: Asad Umar

SKARDU: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that a historic development package for Gilgit-Baltistan will be formulated in a few weeks. The minister took to Twitter and wrote that he had a meeting with Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister

Govt in talks with Chinese firm to procure COVID-19 vaccine: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said the government is promptly taking decisions to procure the anti-Covid vaccine and has started talks with a Chinese company. Addressing a press conference, the minister the completion of the procurement

Federal Minister Asad Umar recovers from COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar announced that he has tested negative for COVID-19 after successfully completing his quarantine period. “I just received my COVID-19 test results which have turned out to be negative by

Planning Minister Asad Umar tests positive for COVID-19

ISLMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Asad Umar has tested postive for the novel coronavirus. “Just got my covid test result and it is positive. Will be isolating at home,” he said in a statement on twitter. Asad

LSM sector grew by 5.46% from July to October 2020: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that large-scale manufacturing grew to 5.46 percent during the period of July to October 2020. The minister added that the growth recorded was in October was even higher at

Sugar price reduced Rs31 per kg in a month: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has expressed happiness that the average price of sugar has come down by Rs 31 per kg in a month. Asad Umar took to Twitter and wrote that the beneficiaries resisted

Asad Umar warns of locking down more sectors if SOPs ignored

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar once again warned that the government would have to close down more sectors amid rising cases of COVID-19 and non-compliance of the SOPs. Addressing the media after chairing the National