NA: Legislators asked to work in harmony to eradicate polio

Islamabad: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Faisal Karim Kindi has said that National and provincial legislators should work in harmony to eradicate polio.

Members of the Parliament from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa belonging to different major political parties met with Deputy Speaker Mr. Faisal Karim Kundi in a briefing session.

Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, MNA and Chair Person Prime Ministers Polio Monitoring Cell chaired the briefing session. The briefing session was held to discuss the “Immunization Campaigns in the Flood hit areas – Challenges and Way Forward” was arranged for the members of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by PILDAT.

Mr. Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, Executive Director-PILDAT, welcomed the participants and while giving the background of the briefing session said that the elected representatives can play a very effective role in the specific context of eliminating Polio.

Mr. Faisal Karim Kindi, MNA, Deputy Speaker National Assembly said that the National and provincial legislators should work in harmony to eradicate polio. He was of the opinion that the elected representatives should participate actively in the polio campaigns and should be seen working in the field so that the people are motivated and encouraged.

The parliamentarians in the discussion highlighted the fact that for the eradication of polio work needs to be done at the Union Council Level. Following members of the Parliament from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa attended the briefing session:

Senator Farah Aqil, Senator A.N. Bangash, Engr. Usman Khan, MNA, Senator Shahi Syed, Senator Farhat Abbas, Mr. Humayun Saif Ullah Khan, MNA, Senator Ahmed Hassan, Senator Haji Ghulam Ali, Mr. Faisal Karim Kundi, MNA, Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, MNA and Mr. Azmat Khan, MNA.

In his closing remarks Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, MNA and Chairperson Prime minister’s polio monitoring cell said that maintaining the cold chain is the basic need to eradicate polio from the province.

She said that the local administration should involve the elected representatives of the area in the polio campaigns and also invite them to the meetings of the local committees to monitor the outcome of the polio campaigns.

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