Government needs citizens’ help to win war against polio!

Friday, October 24th, 2014 8:01:18 by

Eradication of Polio from the country is the top priority of the government, said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in his message on World Anti-Polio Day which was observed on Friday.

Shahbaz said that in addition to the government, every member of the society will have to play an active role for rooting out the menace of polio. He said that coordinated efforts are needed at every level to save the children from the crippling virus and it is possible only if every citizen supplemented the sincere endeavors of the government in this regard. He said that “National Action Plan for Elimination of Polio” is being effectively implemented and cooperation of international institutions in this regard is commendable.

The chief minister said that provision of a healthy and polio-free atmosphere to the future generation is the collective responsibility of the society. He said that there is no other option than to win the war against the virus. He said that no stone will be left unturned to make Pakistan a polio-free zone.

He appealed to the parents to extend all out cooperation for the success of the anti-polio campaign. He further said that there is a need to renew the pledge and commitment on Anti-Polio Day that no effort will be spared to protect the children against the threat of the virus.

Lahore News Sources

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