Canada condemns shooting of Pakistani polio vaccine workers

Islamabad: Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation of Canada has condemned the cowardly and senseless acts of violence against polio vaccination workers in Pakistan. Canada supports polio vaccination and is working with the global community to meet the eradication of the disease, said a statement of the Canadian High Commission issued here Thursday.

Polio is a highly infectious virus and remains endemic in only three countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

“I welcome the Government of Pakistan’s denouncement of these attacks and urge Pakistani authorities to seek out those responsible and immediately bring them to justice,” said Minister Fantino. “I extend my thoughts and prayers to the families of those killed.” Julian Fantino Minister of International Cooperation.

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