KP chief minister launches polio drive

1.29 million children under five years of age to ve administered drops from July 1 to 5.

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Sardar Ali Amin Khan Gandapur on Friday launched a five-day anti-polio campaign by administering drops to kids in a ceremony held at Chief Minister’s House.

The anti-polio drive will start from July 1, and ends on July 5 in the districts of Swat, Swabi, Tank, North Waziristan, South Waziristan, upper and lower, D.I Khan, Peshawar, Kurram, Bannu and Lakki Marwat.

During the campaign, around 1.29 million children will be administered anti-polio drops, 9,921 anti-polio teams will participate in drive while 15,000 personnel will be deployed on the security of the teams.

The chief minister, in his message regarding anti polio campaign, stressed the parents to administer anti polio drops to their children and prevent them from crippling disease.

He said that the incumbent provincial government is committed to root out the polio from Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and make it a polio free territory. He also urged upon the ulemas, elected representatives and civil society members to play their due role in achieving the desirous results of anti-polio campaigns.

Mr Gandapur paid tribute to the sacrifices of polio workers and security personnel who laid their lives for protecting our generations from polio virus.  

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