ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that polio is spread through Afghanistan and special arrangements are being made to monitor the movement of people of the neighbouring country along the border.
In a meeting with the Rotary International delegation, the Prime Minister said that "special arrangements are being made to monitor the cross-border movement of the citizens of Afghanistan".
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office, he said that eliminating polio from the country is the government's top priority and the government is taking all measures to fight the disease.
Dr. Zafar Mirza, Assistant Special Health Officer was also present at the meeting of the Prime Minister of the delegation of Rotary International, the organization working to eradicate polio.
The Assistant Specialist informed the organization of the steps taken by the government to eradicate polio and said that 4 million children up to 5 years old were vaccinated against polio.
Dr. Zafar Mirza said that during the ongoing campaign, more than one lakh security personnel participated and 2.5 million polio workers participated.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the government will use all the resources available to get rid of the disease and measures are being taken to monitor the movement of people across the Pakistan-Afghan border.
Later, a delegation of Rotary International also met Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who praised the efforts of the polio eradication organization.
Army Chief discusses health and polio virus-related issues in Pakistan and Army Chief praises Rotary International's services to eradicate polio from Pakistan