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PM says govt fully committed to ending polio in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday reiterated his government’s commitment to eradicating polio-virus from the country. 

In a message on the occasion of World Polio Day, the prime minister said: “Our government is fully committed to ending polio in Pakistan.”

“On #WorldPolioDay, I am confident, together with our people, we will achieve a safer, healthier and polio-free Pakistan for our children.”

Lately, the National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for Polio Eradication reported two new polio cases in Gadap area of Karachi and a tribal district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, bringing the total number of polio cases in the country to six this year.

The victims were 42 month-old girl from Gadap and 55-month old girl from Khyber tribal district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“The polio virus has been continuously found in sewage waters of Peshawar and Karachi for the last 12 months,” said Babar Bin Atta, the Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication.

“The programme will continue to focus on clearing these two remaining reservoirs from the virus with full force.” he remarked.

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