Pakistan’s Focal Person on Polio hails UAE President’s assistance

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan s Focal Person on Polio, Ayesha Raza Farooq has praised the U.A.E. wise leadership for launching the Polio Vaccination Campaign in Pakistan calling it a valuable aid from a friendly country.

She told the Emirates News Agency (WAM), that U.A.E.’s President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan initiatives to provide humanitarian and development aid are praiseworthy at all levels, pointing out to the campaign launched by His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces to vaccinate children against polio virus in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), under the slogan “healthy and bright future for all”, which aims at vaccinating over 3.6 million Pakistani children against the disease during the three months of June, August and September of the year 2014.

Farooq, a Member National Assembly, also emphasised that Sheikh Mohamed’s campaign would have an important impact in controlling polio virus and making the Pakistan a polio-free country.

On behalf of the government, Farooq extended deep thanks to the U.A.E. for the provision of assistance in various health and development projects in Pakistan.