KARACHI (Oct 28): Sindh government is going to launch a four-day anti-polio drive from November 3 for which Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali has directed the police department to provide a security of 3000 policemen to the polio teams.
This decision was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah here at the CM House today. Those who attended the meeting include MNA Dr Azra Pechuho, Shahnaz Wazir Ali, chief Secretary Siddique Memon, Principal Secretary to CM Alamuddin Bullo, Secretary Health Saeed Mangnijo, PD polio eradication Usman Chachar and others.
MNA Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho told the chief minister that they want to launch anti-polio drive from November 3-6. “There are few issues such as security and transport which need to addressee,” she said.
The chief minister directed the IG police Ghulam Hyder Jamali to provide a force of 3000 policemen to the anti-polio teams. “I’m want you to ensure the security of the polio teams but also ensure to provide them lunch and transport for which funds have been provided to the PD of polio erudition programme,” he said.
He said that he was committed with the people of Sindh to eradicate polio from the society. ” It is our national and international commitment,” he said.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah also directed his Principal Secretary to coordinate with the programme people and get them security when they would launch second phase day the third week if November.