Caretaker PM kicks off polio eradication campaign

ISLAMABAD:Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar kicked off the countrywide polio eradication campaign by vaccinating anti-polio drops to the children here in Islamabad on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said forty-four million children up to five years will be administered anti-polio drops during this five-day national polio eradication campaign.

The Prime Minister said three hundred and fifty thousand polio workers are participating in this campaign. He said these polio workers are our real heroes and front line workers in the fight against this crippling virus.

He said under whole of the government approach, we will stand shoulder to shoulder with these polio workers. He said we have to save our future generations from this disease with the cooperation of the international partners. He said eradicating polio is our national, moral and religious duty.

The Prime Minister also appealed to the religious scholars to fully support the polio eradication campaign. He expressed the commitment that Pakistan will definitely win the fight against the polio virus.