Murad reiterates resolve to eradicate polio.

 
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KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said 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 cripApling 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.'

This he said while talking to media on Monday just after inaugurating 50-day polio eradication derive by administerAing polio drop to children at Janat Gul Hospital, UC-4, Gadap. He was accomApanied by Minister Information Saeed Ghani.

The chief minister said on this day (Dec 16) our innocent children were killed in APC, Peshawar. 'I pray for the children who lost their lives and also pray 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.'

The chief minister 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 last year, 2018, but this year has become quite horrible for us with emergence of 16 cases in Sindh,' he deplored and went on saying that these new cases have emerged because of the migration from Afghanistan PeshaAwar and Balochistan but 'I won't make it an excuse- every child coming to Sindh is our child and we have to take care of him. Murad said that after a gap of six months, this fresh campaign has been launched toAday, December 16 to 20, and it would...

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