ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication Babar Bin Atta has tendered his resignation from the Post.
In a series of tweets on Friday, Babar Atta said that he is relinquishing his duties as the Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication for some personal reasons.
“After a stint of over a year as the Prime Ministers Focal Person for Polio, I have asked the PM to relieve me of my duties because of some personal reasons pertaining to my family. During this time I got a chance to work with the best minds in the world,” Babar Atta said.
“When I look back, I am proud to say that I made all possible efforts to create that enabling environment where polio eradication is a top priority. A 24/7 call centre will soon be inaugurated to address all concerns of people who have questions related to the vaccine.”
“The countries first ever Perception Management Initiative will be rolled out by the end of this month and the effects of which will be a game changer I assure. I am leaving at a time when the low transmission season is about to commence.”
“Pakistan is in a position that will finally eradicate polio once and for all. The opportunity should be capitalised and should not be lost from here. I forever remain indebted to the love and respect all of you have offered. May Allah be our Guide and Protector,” he tweeted.