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PM urges nation to take responsibility and make Pakistan polio-free

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  1. Dubious

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    What are you trying to imply?
     
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    Believe it or not, govt seeks approval for nearly $1b polio eradication plan

    January 3, 2019

    ISLAMABAD:
    The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Thursday recommended to the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) for approval the Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication worth $ 986.3 million.

    Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtiar, who is also the Planning Commission deputy chairman, presided over the CDWP meeting on Thursday. The meeting was attended by Planning Secretary Zafar Hasan, the Planning Commission members and officials of federal and provincial governments.

    The CDWP considered two revised projects including Nai Gaj Dam Project and Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication. The forum also considered two position papers relating to transport and communication and housing and work division.

    The CDWP recommended second revision of the Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication. The forum was informed that polio will be eradicated from Pakistan by the end of 2019. However, two years would be required for follow up and complete eradication of its core reservoirs.

    Two international organisations of the United Nations including Unicef and WHO are working for delivery of polio vaccination, supplementing immunisation and interruption of wild poliovirus.

    “Polio eradication is a national priority and it needs a holistic action plan to ensure zero polio cases in Pakistan as per national and global commitments,” Bakhtiar said.

    He instructed the sponsor agency to devise monitoring mechanism for smooth implementation, obtain provincial governments’ commitment for reimbursement of loans and run a robust campaign jointly with provinces to eradicate the core reservoirs where sewerage water is contaminated with poliovirus.

    The minister instructed authorities to provide breakup of social mobilisation and communication expenditures for the next three years, giving one week time to respond to the observations. The project was provisionally recommended to Ecnec for approval.

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/188094...ks-approval-nearly-1b-polio-eradication-plan/
     
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    Pakistani officials say the country is on track to eradicate polio in 2019 despite Taliban attacks and superstition that has spurred many parents in the region bordering Afghanistan to refuse to vaccinate their children against the crippling disease.

    Dr. Naima Abid says authorities told visiting head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, that Islamabad is taking measures to make Pakistan polio-free by the end of 2019.

    The WHO chief visited Islamabad on Tuesday and met with Prime Minister Imran Khan. He visited Kabul before coming to Pakistan.


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    Zardari Sindh ko tabah kar giya, Imran Khan Punjab ko 1 sal me..
     
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    lol man ,,,,, what we did with our Pakistan ……. Now we need Fatwa for fighting illness ………..
    Sad day ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ...………..