Mian Iftikhar condemns terrorist incidents targeting vaccinators

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Public Relations Mian Iftikhar Hussain has strongly condemned the terrorist incidents targeting the polio vaccinators and has termed it a conspiracy to give a wrong impression of the country to the rest of the world.

In a statement issued here he has said that the incidents which took place in Karachi, Quetta and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during a couple of days are an organized conspiracy which aims at giving an impression of the country to the rest of the world that the people of Pakistan are against polio vaccines, so that the manpower working abroad could be repatriated to the country and a ban could thus be imposed by international community on Pakistani work force to go abroad for employment.

He categorically said that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were not against the polio vaccination and neither they were reluctant to get their children vaccinated.

He sympathized with the bereaved families of the vaccinators killed in these incidents and said that the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has announced Rs. 3 lac for each bereaved family.

Regarding security of the vaccinators, the Provincial Minister said that it was not possible to provide police security to each and every vaccinator adding that since police itself is the target of the terrorists, hence it will be unwise to provide them police escort.

He has appealed to the community to cooperate with the vaccinators and get their children vaccinated because the terrorists want to make their children paralyzed for their whole life by depriving them of the polio drops.

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