Gov­ern­ment wants to make Pak­istan po­lio-free: PM

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Prime Min­is­ter Im­ran Khan while di­rect­ing chief min­is­ters, gov­er­nors and chief sec­re­taries of all four provinces to speed up cam­paign for elim­i­na­tion of po­lio in their provinces said erad­i­ca­tion of po­lio is our na­tional re­spon­si­bil­ity.

PM vowed that they will make all out ef­forts to make Pak­istan po­lio free.

PM was head­ing the meet­ing of anti-po­lio task force at PM sec­re­tar­iat on Fri­day.

Chief Min­is­ter Sindh Syed Mu­rad Ali Shah, Chief Min­is­ter Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan, Chief Min­is­ter Gil­git Baltistan, fed­eral min­is­ter for health Amir Kiyani, and PM as­sis­tant for po­lio Babar Bin Atta, sec­re­taries of all four provinces and world repre- sen­ta­tives at­tended the meet­ing.

Pro­vin­cial sec­re­taries of all four provinces briefed the Prime Min­is­ter on ef­forts made to erad­i­cate po­lio and also pre­sented a de­tailed re­port to him.

PM while ad­dress­ing the ses­sion said fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments are de­ter­mined to elim­i­nate po­lio that is a good omen but provinces have to gear up the ef­forts for com­plete erad­i­ca­tion of po­lio.

He said fed­eral gov­ern­ment will con­tinue to pro­vide as­sis­tance to all provinces for the erad­ica- tion of po­lio, be­cause gov­ern­ment wants to make Pak­istan po­lio -free.

PM urged that mak­ing Pak­istan po­lio -free is our na­tional obli­ga­tion.

Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment will take ev­ery pos­si­ble step in this re­gard.

He said that Pak Army will pro­vide com­plete se­cu­rity to make suc­cess­ful this drive so that coun­try’s fu­ture ar­chi­tects could be saved from dis­abil­ity.

PM also thanked in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tu­tions for their par­tic­i­pa­tion in this im­por­tant ob­jec­tive of po­lio erad­i­ca­tion.

IS­LAM­ABAD: Prime Min­is­ter Im­ran Khan chairs meet­ing of the Na­tional Task Force on Po­lio Erad­i­ca­tion at PM Of­fice.

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