CM Murad calls for national commitment to eradicate polio.


KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Monday that December 16 was an unfortunate date in the history of Pakistan on which the nation faced fall of Dhaka in 1971, witnessed killing of 132 innocent children in Army Public School attack in 2014 and now the nation was facing crippling virus of polio in which 104 cases have so far been detected all over Pakistan. 'I think December 16 is the date on which we have to reiterate our national commitment to eradicate polio and evolve a strategy to stop the incident like Army Public School attack, ' he said while talking to media on Monday just after inaugurating the 50-day polio eradication drive by administering polio drops to children at Jannat Gul Hospital, UC-4,

Gadap. He was accompanied by Minister Information Saeed Ghani. The chief minister said that on Dec 16, our innocent children were killed in APC, Peshawar. 'I pray for the children who lost their lives and also pray to the Almighty Allah to grant courage to their parents to come out of the pain which is alive in the heart and soul of every one of us. ' Shah said that he had been chairing a meeting before the start of every campaign.

'My efforts had borne fruit and we had only two cases of polio in 2018, but this year has become quite horrible for us with emergence of 16 cases in Sindh, ' he...

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