PM urges every section of society to play role in complete eradication of polio

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has called on every section of the society to play role in complete eradication of polio virus from the country.

Chairing a meeting of the National Task Force for eradication of polio in Islamabad on Monday, he directed the concerned authorities to engage religious scholars, teachers, parents and other stakeholders to become part of the polio awareness campaign in the country.

The Prime Minister also directed to ensure security of the polio workers during the anti-polio campaign.

Expressing satisfaction over the significant drop of polio cases in the country, the Prime Minister said the nation would celebrate the day soon when every child of the country would be completely safe from this disease.

Expressing concern over reports of polio virus in the three districts of the country, he directed to run a special anti-polio campaign in areas where the polio virus has been reported.

The Prime Minister said we are grateful to the international partners for their active participation and key support in Pakistan’s National Polio Program.

The meeting was informed that compared to the 20 cases reported in the country last year, only two cases have been reported this year, which is mainly due to the continuation of anti-polio campaigns at the national level.

Source: Radio Pakistan