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Pakistan Published 07 Mar, 2021 02:39pm

COVID-19: Vaccination of people over 60 years to commence from March 10: Umar

  • Planning minister says vaccinations will be done in reverse order by age which means the oldest person who has registered will be vaccinated first
  • At least 0.5m doses had been handed over to Pakistan, out of which around 275,000 doses had been administered to health professionals dealing with Covid-19 patients
COVID-19: Vaccination of people over 60 years to commence from March 10: Umar
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87.76

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BOI paves way for colonization in CPEC's Special Economic Zones

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COVID-19: Vaccination of people over 60 years to commence from March 10: Umar

  • Planning minister says vaccinations will be done in reverse order by age which means the oldest person who has registered will be vaccinated first
  • At least 0.5m doses had been handed over to Pakistan, out of which around 275,000 doses had been administered to health professionals dealing with Covid-19 patients
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No sustainable development without justice, crime prevention: Akram

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One killed, 30 injured as Karachi Express derails near Rohri

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Security forces kill eight militants in North Waziristan operations

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