Former President Asif Ali Zardari condemns attack on polio workers in Karachi

Islamabad: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the attack on Tuesday morning on polio workers in which three workers were gunned down including two women.

In a statement the former President said that the cowardly attack on innocent polio workers displayed the intensions of terrorists who want to deprive our next generation of health and education.

He said that attack on polio workers amounted to depriving children from protection against the crippling disease. The same terrorists had blown up schools in the past and for some time they are targeting polio workers. He urged the nation for unity against these enemies of our country.

Former President also called for the immediate arrest and punishment to the culprits according to law and to take all measures to ensure safety of polio workers in future. Mr. Zardari paid tributes to polio workers and said they were national heroes and heroines.

He also prayed to Allah for grant of eternal peace to the departed souls and early recovery of injured. He also expressed sympathy to the bereaved families.