Aseefa deplores kidnapping of 11 polio vaccination workers


Karachi: Ambassador for Polio Eradication in Pakistan, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, has strongly condemned the kidnapping of 11 innocent teachers who were preparing to set out for the polio vaccination drive in Bara.

Militants kidnapped 11 teachers involved in a polio vaccination campaign for school children in the Bara district of the Khyber tribal agency on Saturday morning.

In a press statement issued from here, Aseefa said: We need to stand with our brave teachers and our lady workers who were risking their lives for the future of our nation. We have to stand with the brave people of Bara who have suffered so much at the hands of the terrorists.”

Aseefa called on the government to do everything in its power to locate, free the kidnap victims, and create a democratic environment that could be peaceful, safe and secure for everyone in the country. “I have been repeatedly urging the respective governments to own the immunization program.”

“It’s a big tragedy and my thoughts and prayers are with the kidnapped teachers and their families”, she said. She prayed for their speedy recovery.

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