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Pakistan successfully administers 100 million COVID vaccine doses

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Services has revealed that Pakistan successfully administers 100 million COVID vaccine doses. Dr. Faisal Sultan, PM’s special assistant on Health Services while taking on his Twitter account posted that, “Pakistan administers its

NCOC lifts mandatory day off business restriction

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Friday announced to end a mandatory day-off of countrywide business activities in the wake of declining coronavirus cases and improved vaccination. After an NCOC meeting, it was announced that the fresh non-pharmaceutical interventions

NCOC refutes ‘fake’ news of closing schools till Sept 30

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operating Centre (NCOC) has denied rumours of closing schools from September 6 to 30, claiming the news is false. The NCOC took to Twitter to refute rumours that claimed the closure of all public and

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

NCOC stresses on vaccination of workers by July 31

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has banned travelling without a vaccination certificate after August 1 as cases rise across the country. According to a statement by the forum, visitors to tourist spots aged 30 and above will

NCOC declares COVID-19 vaccination obligatory for public, private sector employees

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Centre has declared COVID-19 vaccination obligatory for public and private sector employees, saying that all government servants will have to be vaccinated by the end of this month. The decision to this effect was taken

NCOC aims to vaccinate 70 million people by year end

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to initiate mass vaccination campaign to vaccinate 70 million people by the end of this year. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired two separate NCOC

AJK PM opposes NCOC recommendation to postpone elections

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has recommended postponing the upcoming Azad Jammu And Kashmir (AJK) election by two months. The NCOC has written a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) AJK stating that the polls should

Exams for classes 10, 12 to be held from June 23-July 29: NCOC

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has announced to hold examinations for classes 10 and 12 between June 23 to July 29. The development came during an NCOC session chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special

COVID-19: Another 140 people lose their lives as cases surpass 850,000

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported another 4,298 COVID-19 cases on Friday, while another 140 people lost their lives from the virus as the government is set to impose a lockdown ahead of an extended Eid holidays. According to the National Command and

Inter-provincial transport to remain suspended on weekends

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to ban inter-provincial transport on weekends from April 10. “In a session held at the NCOC, it was decided to ban inter-provincial transport for two days a week (Saturday and

NCOC issues guidelines for mosques during Ramazan

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre  (NCOC) has issued guidelines to contain spread of COVID-19 during the holy month of Ramazan. According to a statement, these guidelines have been issued as per unanimous declaration from the president in consultation

Pakistan records 5,234 COVID-19 cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases across the country as the government struggles to control the surging number of cases amid the third wave. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan recorded 5,234 cases

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

Education Minister to chair meeting over closure of schools today

ISLAMABAD The education and health ministers will hold an important meeting today to decide the closure of schools amid an alarming rise of coronavirus cases in the country. The number of coronavirus’ active cases has doubled in the last three

Tightening virus restrictions

The situation is worsening from the coronavirus as many cities and districts across the country are recording positivity rate of around eight percent. The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), the main body dealing with the pandemic, has decided to

NCOC meeting: Businesses to operate 5 days a week, close at 8PM 

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) has issued renewed standard operating procedures (SOPs) in view of the surging coronavirus cases in the country. As per the new guidelines which will be implemented with immediate effect, all businesses will

Educational institutes likely to be closed again amid third wave

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the country’s nerve centre on tackling the virus, is expected to decide on closing schools and educational institutes amid the third wave of the pandemic. A meeting of the NCOC will be

NCOC to decide on holding Pakistan Day parade tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to convene a session tomorrow (Monday) to decide whether the annual Pakistan Day parade should be held or not. The forum will discuss whether the parade should be cancelled or

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

Govt to reconsider decision over reopening schools today

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to review the decision to reopen schools amid the rising trend of coronavirus cases across the country. In this regard, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood will hold a meeting

Schools closure again

The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) has decided to review the decision to reopen schools amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country. There have been fears of a third wave of COVID-19 ever since schools and

NCOC relaxes COVID-19 restrictions from March 15

ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), keeping in view the current COVID-19 situation and declining number of cases, has relaxed a number of restrictions on commercial activities and official work. NCOC has removed condition of 50 percent work from

NCOC allows limited fans to attend PSL matches

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has allowed 20 percent crowds to attend the Pakistan Super League 2021, which will be played in Karachi and Lahore from 20 February to 22 March. The decision means around 7,500 ticketed

NCOC confirms two cases of UK COVID-19 variant in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on COVID-19 has confirmed that two new cases of the highly contagious coronavirus variant that first emerged in the United Kingdom have been detected in Pakistan. The National Institute of Health (NIH)

Karachi listed highest COVID-19 positivity rate by NCOC

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday that the highest positivity rate of COVID-19 cases in the country has been recorded in Karachi. According to NCOC data, the national positivity rate is 5.8%. Karachi has the highest

NCOC finalizes recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine procurement

KARACHI: National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has finalized recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine procurement. This news was announced by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar that the task force of experts headed by SAPM health Dr. Faisal Sultan

Wedding Hall Owners’ Association refuses to close halls from Nov 20

KARACHI: Wedding Hall Owners’ Association has announced that the halls will not be closed from 20th November. The Wedding Hall Owners Association said that the decision will not be reversed as the wedding halls remain closed for six months. Millions

JUI-F MNA calls coronavirus a ‘drama’

LAHORE: JUI-F MNA Muhammad Jamal ud Din has called the coronavirus a ‘drama’. He while refusing to wear a face-mask in a Senate meeting said, “If corona was real, the prime minister should wear the mask first.” “No minister wears

NCOC recommends banning large public gatherings

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Center has called for banning large public gatherings and enhancing restrictions in high-risk areas due to the resurgence of COVID-19. The NCOC meeting chaired by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar in reviewed