Oct 15, 2012

President reiterates commitment to make Pakistan polio free.

zardari10 404ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari Monday reiterating Government's commitment to eradicate polio from Pakistan emphasized the need for coordinated efforts by all the segements of society to reach every child for immunizations to make Pakistan a polio free country.

Addressing the launching ceremony for three-day country wide anti-polio campaign here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President said Pakistan has come a long way from 1994, when the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto launched for the first time polio eradication campaign formally. He said since then the polio cases have come down significantly.

He said, "We are not yet completely polio free and our aim is to make Pakistan completely polio free and we aim that no child lives in the fear of being crippled for life."

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