Polio Campaign:Waziristan, the most affected area, followed by Khyber and a small area in Karachi. Need to join hands to save next generation. National Polio Campaign:Army to assist Govt in security and access to affected areas. Shamefully we are the highest incidence country. (Tweeted by DG ISPR @AsimBajwaISPR)

Press Release
Rawalpindi - April 17, 2014: 

In line with the governments initiative to eradicate Polio from Pakistan, Army has been asked to assist the civil government in making this campaign a success. A meeting was held at GHQ to coordinate details of the campaign with particular emphasis on security and access to affected areas. Representatives from WHO, Federal, KPK govt and FATA Secretariat, attended the meeting. The forum was appraised about the current polio situation in the country and challenges being faced for smooth conduct of polio campaign. The forum also expressed the urgency for polio eradication imitative to save the future generations. The participants emphasized the need to take all necessary measures including improving security situation to make Pakistan polio free country.

It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan may face international traveling ban due to highest no of polio cases worldwide and is one of three countries where polio is still categorized as an endemic viral infection. The polio eradication in Pakistan faces security challenges thus demanding Whole of Nation Approach.


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