48% of eligible population partially vaccinated in Pakistan: Asad Umar


ISLAMABAD: National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) head and Planning Minister Asad Umar Thursday said that 48% of the population has received at least one COVID-19 jab and appreciated the Punjab government for taking lead in the vaccination campaign from other provinces.

Taking to Twitter, Asad Umar said that more than half of Punjab’s eligible population has received at least one jab of the coronavirus vaccine.

“Punjab becomes the first province to have more than half of its eligible population with at least one dose at 52%,” he tweeted.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the federal minister revealed that 48% eligible population has received at least one dose of COVID-19. He maintained that Sindh’s 40% and Balochistan’s 17% population have partially been vaccinated so far.

“Federal territories leading in vaccination with Islamabad 87%, AJK 59% and GB 54%,” he added. Over all, Pakistan’s 48% of eligible population has received a fist vaccine dose, the minister said.