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National Assembly Speaker Stresses Need for Cooperation of Parents, Teachers, Ulema and Other Functionaries for Polio Campaign

Islamabad: Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Speaker National Assembly has urged people from all segments of society to enthusiastically participate in the Polio campaign to save children from the crippling disease. The Speaker said this in her message on the Polio Campaign being conducted today across the county.

The Speaker urged parents, teachers, ulema and other public functionaries for their cooperation to administer polio drops to children up to age of five years. She said that Ministry of Health, Provincial and District Health department have chalked out a comprehensive strategy and arranged mobile teams to vaccinate children door-to-door throughout the country.

She said that Polio was a crippling disease that continues to threaten health of our children. She said that unfortunately Pakistan was amongst those countries in the world which were still not completely polio free.

Recalling the first Polio Eradication Initiative launched by the government of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. Dr. Fehmida Mirza said that Shaheed Mohtarma had a strong conviction to eradicate polio from the country which was demonstration of her commitment to improve the social sector, particularly the health of children. She said that government had nominated Aseffa Bhutto Zardari, as Pakistan’s Ambassador for Polio Eradication, to carry forward the mission of her great mother.

The Speaker said that aim of the government was to make Pakistan completely polio free where no child lives in the fear of being crippled for life. Let us pledge that no child should get polio drops, will be missed out, She said.

For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
Secretary
National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 922 1082 -83
Fax: +9251 922 1106

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