Pakistan committed to polio eradication: PM Nawaz

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Valletta: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday said Pakistan was committed to making the world polio-free and had made polio eradication a national cause.

“We will not rest until polio is completely eradicated from Pakistan, as the whole nation is united for this cause,” he said in his
speech at a session of ‘Moment Polio’ organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat here as a special event in the framework of Meeting of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan had taken a number of actions to save future generations from crippling disease. It was personally leading the National Working Group on Polio Eradication.

He said the campaign of the country including a strategy for knowledgeable parents, dedicated network of health workers frontline informed medical fraternity and support, civil society, religious leaders and media.

He said there was a security architecture suitable in Pakistan, which supports access to almost all children across the country and ensured the safety of frontline workers.

Nawaz Sharif said the government’s priority was to reach every child so that no child is left unvaccinated during the
polio drive across the country.

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