Asad Qaiser extended an invitation to Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend the conference as a special guest. NCOC allows reopening of outdoor dining, tourism & education institutes from Monday

Planning Minister inaugurates mass vaccination center in Islamabad


Islamabad- National Command and Operation Centre has decided to reopen outdoor restaurants, tourism and education institutes in districts with less than five percent positivity ratio of Covid cases from Monday.

It was decided in a meeting with Planning Minister Asad Umar in the chair in Islamabad today.

Restaurants will remain open with outdoor dining till 2359 hours whereas takeaways will be allowed 24/7. It was decided that the tourism sector will be opened with strict Covid protocols.

The forum allowed outdoor marriage ceremonies with maximum 150 guests from next month after reviewing the situation on 27th of this month.


It was decided that education sector, other than those opened from Monday, will be opened after the review meeting.

NCOC decided that shrines, cinemas, indoor dining, indoor gyms, amusement parks, contact sports, festivals, inter provincial public transport on Saturday and Sunday with effect from Saturday will continue to remained closed till further review.

It decided that current in-bound and Land Border policy will continue till further orders.

The meeting permitted reopening of Gadani and Misri Shah Industry from tomorrow.

All Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate examinations will be held after 20th of the next month. However, conduct of all professional and non-professional examinations will take place on case-to-case basis.

Planning Minister Asad Umar inaugurated mass vaccination center in Islamabad today.

Speaking on the occasion, along with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan, he said Seven thousand people will be vaccinated in a day at the newly inaugurated vaccination center. He said seventy-five counters and 100 well-trained people have been deployed to vaccinate the people.


Asad Umar said decisions regarding marriage halls, educational institutions, and business centers will be issued on Tuesday.

The Minister this campaign is meant to make the city corona free. Asad Umar vowed to achieve the vaccination target at the earliest. He urged the public to get vaccinated to fight this dangerous pandemic.

He said forty-six hundred thousand people have been vaccinated so far. He said there have been no side effects of vaccines in Pakistan.

Replying to a question Asad Umar said that there is no deadline and time frame for sixty years old people; they can come anytime for vaccination.

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