ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed the hope that polio virus would be eradicated from the country in the coming two years.
He was talking to Chairman International Polio Plus Committee and Vice Chairman Rotary Foundation Michael K McGovern.
The President also called upon the international community to help Pakistan and extend all possible cooperation in this regard.
He underscored that the polio eradication programme enjoys government’s ownership at the highest level and highlighted that the Chief Ministers of all the provinces were paying special attention to ensure that every child was reached by polio programme.
He said that government of Pakistan’s decisive action against terrorism had a positive effect on initiative of polio eradication campaign.
Speaking on the occasion, Michael McGovern lauded the commitment and seriousness of the efforts of the Government of Pakistan for eradication of polio.
He also assured of talking to UNICEF head for lifting travel restrictions imposed on Pakistan.