FO (WHO recommendations do not carry travelling restrictions on Pakistanis: FO)

Islamabad: Pakistan has said World Health Organization’s recommendations regarding polio do not contain travelling restrictions on Pakistanis.

Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam in her weekly briefing on Thursday in Islamabad said WHO issued recommendations in its emergency committee meeting.

She said Pakistan had already informed WHO about certain impediments in polio campaign in Pakistan, which included security situation in certain pockets, terrorism and same type of vaccination.

Talking about fake vaccination campaigns, she said they created misconceptions among people regarding polio campaign. She said certain United Nation agencies were also part of Shakil Afridi’s fake campaign.

She said WHO recommendations are meant for nominated countries to take stern measures for eradication of polio virus. She said the Pakistan government is committed to that objective.

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