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Polio workers performing duty on snow-covered mountains meet PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday invited those polio workers to the Prime Minister House who have been performing their duties in harsh freezing weather, ARY News reported. PM Khan has hailed performance of "the brave polio workers" in a meeting. Videos of some of the polio workers have gone viral on social media in which they can be seen wading through snow in intense cold weather. The prime minister encouraged the polio workers for their dedication and passion for eradication of polio from the…

Govt gives countrywide polio workers raise on daily wage: sources

KARACHI: The government on Monday decided to raise daily wage of the workers busy in anti-polio vaccination by Rs100 which will make their remuneration Rs500 a day, ARY News reported. Sources said the decision would be applicable to all the 0.2 million polio workers all over the country from February 1. They said the raise had been given for the next three years. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Friday approved revised emergency plan for eradication of polio at a cost of 986.29…

Gang posing as polio workers attempt to enter house in Karachi

KARACHI: A gang of robbers posing as polio workers attempted to forcefully enter a house in Nusrat Bhutto Colony in North Nazimabad area of Karachi, ARY News reported. Video footage shows that one veiled woman and two men attempt enter a house. However, they faced stiff resistance from the house residents who refused to open the main door. The robbers forced their way but failed and eventually fled from the scene of the incident. There are reportedly two more accomplices who were present at the other end of the street…

Four Pakistani polio workers awarded in France

ISLAMABAD/ PARIS: Four Pakistani polio workers were awarded with prestigious Louis Pasteur medals by the Pasteur Institute of France in recognition of their laudable services towards eradication of polio from Pakistan. The polio workers, Mohammad Khuram Shehzad, Syed Latif, Azra Altaf, and Aziz Memon were awarded the medals in an impressive ceremony held on Monday in Pasteur Institute in Paris on the occasion of Polio Day. The Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque, representatives of the World Health Organization…