Pakistan committed to eradicate polio: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to make the world polio-free, the country’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said.

Pakistan has taken actions to save future generations from the crippling disease, Radio Pakistan quoted Sharif as saying while addressing Saturday’s Commonwealth Conference’s Anti-Polio Drive session in Malta.

The country’s campaign includes a strategy to have well-informed parents, dedicated network of health workers, informed and supportive medical fraternity, civil society, religious leadership and media, Sharif said.

He said the government’s priority was to reach out to each and every child so that no child remains un-vaccinated.

Sharif expressed satisfaction that Pakistan was able to significantly reduce the number of polio cases.

Pakistan looks forward to the support of Commonwealth members in its efforts to eradicate the disease, Sharif said.

 

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