Islamabad: National Highways and Motorway Police has joined hands with the Government Polio Cell, WHO and UNICEF for the eradication of Polio Virus from Pakistan. In this regard, 57 Toll Plazas on Motorways and on National Highways under the jurisdiction of NH and MP have been made special polio vaccination camps, so that all the children travelling on Motorways and National Highways may be vaccinated with Polio drops.
Special ceremony was held at Main Toll Plaza, Islamabad today, where the Special Assistant to PM Begum Shehnaz Wazir Ali and IG NH and MP Wajid Ali Khan Durrani inaugurated the three days polio vaccination campaign by vaccinating the children travelling on Motorways and Highways. On this occasion, the IG, NH and MP said that all the toll plazas from Karachi to Peshawar Highway, Makran Coastal Highway, RCD Highway – Quetta, Islamabad Murre expressway and on all the Motorways from Peshawar – Lahore – Faisalabad have been made special polio camps, where the children travelling on these Motorways and National Highways are being vaccinated with polio drops.
He said that through these polio drives, the NH and MP can be helpful by saving the future of our children. He added that during the last 09 polio drives, more than 375,000 children were immunized from polio. He also said that in this way thousands of children who remain isolated during the campaign due to travelling on Motorways and National Highways would also be benefited.
The special assistant to PM Shehnaz Wazir Ali praised the efforts of NH and MP in helping the out of box for eradication of polio from Pakistan. Begum Shahnaz Wazir Ali said that due to the efforts of NH and MP no patient of polio become possible to transfer the wires of polio from one place to another place, due to which polio cases have been stuck up in their certain areas.
Wajid Ali Kahn Durrani said that the main responsibility of NH and MP is to save the precious lives of the road users and Polio campaign is a step forward in this regard which will give a bright future to our children.
Special Assistant to PM said that Motorway Police officers are taking keen interest in these campaigns and it will bring excellent results. IG NH and MP announced cash awards and commendation certificates for the best polio teams who would perform better during the present polio drive. Special Assistant to PM lauded the service of NH and MP
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