Soon Pakistan to be counted in polio free countries: Saira

HealthSoon Pakistan to be counted in polio free countries: Saira

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Minister of State for Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar reiterated that soon Pakistan would be counted in polio free countries.

Talking to a Private news channel, she said that government has overcome polio virus to a great extent and efforts of Pakistan are being acknowledged at international level.

She further said the federal government, armed forces and civil society stand united in the country’s fight against polio.

Saira Afzal urged the need of co-opting religious scholars, local khateebs, parliamentarians, and media for sensitizing the masses about the usefulness of polio vaccination.

She appreciated the role of the federal and provincial governments as well as partners in this regard and termed decreasing ratio of polio virus in 2016 as the top most priority of the ministry.

She said that the federal government and the provincial governments have devised a plan to create awareness about the disease up to union council level.

Mati-Ullah is the Online Editor For DND. He is the real man to handle the team around the Country and get news from them and provide to you instantly.

Must read

Recent News

USD to PKR: USD Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today – 18 July 2024

The US Dollar (USD) was being bought and sold at Rs 279.15 and Rs 280.65 in the Open Market against the Pakistani Rupee (PKR)...

Gold Price in Pakistan Today – 18 July 2024

On Thursday (July 18, 2024), the gold rate for one tola of 24-karat in Karachi, Pakistan, is Rs 249,000.000.It's important to note that gold...

Youm-i-Ashura being observed nationwide with religious solemnity

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Youm-i-Ashura, the 10th of Muharram-Ul-Haram, is being observed on Wednesday across the Country with due solemnity to pay homage to the supreme...
Who is behind Faizabad Dharna?

Who is behind Faizabad Dharna?

Islamabad, Pakistan: Since July 13, 2024, the citizens of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been facing a chaotic situation as the Faizabad Interchange that connects...

Interior minister reviews security arrangements of central procession of 9th Muharram in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi visited the central procession of 9th Muharram in Islamabad on Tuesday and reviewed the security arrangements...