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NA passes resolution for ‘polio-free Pakistan’

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution, seeking ‘polio-free Pakistan’, ARY News reported.

The resolution was tabled by the MNA Saira Afzal Tarar, who is also a State Minister for Health.

The resolution says lawmakers in all four provinces must ensure security to polio vaccinators so that the crippling disease could be eradicated.

According to ARY correspondent, the resolution also said the matter of Shakeel Afridi, who visited al-Qaeda supremo Osama Bin Laden’s alleged place in Abbottabad disguised as polio vaccinator, also affected polio drives across the country.

Meanwhile, sources informed that the recommendations from polio officials of all provinces had been dispatched to National Health Centre.

Sources told that a sum of Rs 800 million were required for procuring anti-polio vaccines and search for donors in this regard was still underway.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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