PM Abbasi for early convening of meeting on Polio Eradication

Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday called for an urgent meeting of National Task Force on Polio Eradication.
The Prime Minister was chairing a high level meeting here at the PM Office. Minister for National Health Services Ms. Saira Afzal Tarar and Chairperson, National Polio Eradication Programme Ms. Ayesha Raza Farooq briefed the Prime Minister on progress regarding polio eradication.
The Prime Minister said the political leadership was committed to Polio eradication from Pakistan, a statement from his media cell said. “It is a matter of survival of our next generation; hence we take full ownership of polio eradication from the country”.
“Polio eradication requires a concerted effort from provincial governments, law enforcing agencies, district administration, civil society and international donors”, the Prime Minister said.
Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the progress made by the Ministry of National Health Services and the National Polio Eradication Programme in significantly restricting the polio virus through oral dosage.

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