Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain has reiterated unflinching commitment to protect our children from polio. The President said this during his meeting with Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al Madani, President, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Sunday.
President Mamnoon Hussain has reiterated unflinching commitment of the present government to protect our children and children of the world from polio and eventually eradicating the crippling disease from all parts of the country and the world indeed, saying that the Government has declared polio eradication a health emergency.
Those present during the meeting included among others Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly, Senator Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Finance, Regulations & Coordination, Ms. Ayesha Raza Farooq, Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication, Dr. Waqar Masood khan, Secretary Finance and other senior officials.
The President apprised that despite immense security challenges especially in restive tribal areas, Pakistan remains firmly committed to the eradication of polio and all possible steps at all levels are being taken to stamp out the menace of Polio from the country.
The President said that the government has already engaged local populace especially the influential people including Khateebs and Ulema, religious scholars and the tribal elders in the fight against polio to play their role in persuading the people to allow anti polio vaccination to the children in their respective areas.