Se­cu­rity of po­lio work­ers

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - ZEBA WAQAR

Seems like be­ing a re­spon­si­ble cit­i­zen of the coun­try and work­ing to­wards the bet­ter­ment of the peo­ple isn’t al­ways the best pol­icy. Po­lio work­ers whose lives are threat­ened by the ‘un­known en­emy’ leave their houses every­day, scared and ha­rassed. They live with the fear of not know­ing whether they will live through the day or not. In­no­cent Po­lio vol­un­teers are be­ing tar­geted and killed in broad day­light and no one wants to take re­spon­si­bil­ity. Erad­i­ca­tion of Po­lio in Pak­istan is ex­tremely vi­tal for the growth of the coun­try and it’s dis­ap­point­ing to see why the gov­ern­ment does not take this is­sue as se­ri­ously as it should be taken. Ap­pre­ci­at­ing the po­lio work­ers is o’kay, but en­sure se­cu­rity of their lives.

The lead­ers in gov­ern­ment need to re­al­ize as to why they were elected by the common peo­ple? In the first place, to safe­guard the lives of the peo­ple is a need that isn’t be­ing ful­filled. Gov­ern­ment’s high­est pri­or­ity should be the se­cu­rity of the peo­ple and es­pe­cially the po­lio work­ers who are work­ing to free Pak­istan from this dread­ful dis­ease. Iron­i­cally, do­ing good in this coun­try is as dif­fi­cult as it is easy to do bad. Once ac­count­abil­ity in this coun­try is re­stored, a lot of our prob­lems will get re­solved. —Karachi

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Pakistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.