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December 24, 2013

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Govt striving for polio-free Pakistan: Mamnoon

Govt striving for polio-free Pakistan: Mamnoon
ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain said Monday that polio eradication was a top priority for the government and concerted efforts and innovative steps in collaboration with all the stakeholders were being taken at all levels to make Pakistan a polio free country.
Talking to a delegation of World Health Organisation (WHO) led by its Country Head Dr Nima Saeed Abid‚ the president urged WHO to support government’s efforts to eradicate Polio from the country. He appreciated WHO for its support and assistance to the government of Pakistan in natural disasters and emergencies, besides assisting the country in the fight against polio and other epidemics. He further said that WHO since its inception in 1948 had been working in Pakistan and assisting the government and the people of Pakistan in health-related issues‚ combating epidemic diseases especially during natural calamities.
Later, Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to Azerbaijan‚ Khalid Usman called on President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House and discussed matters pertaining to his new assignment.
The president felicitated the newly appointed ambassador and urged him to focus on further cementing Pakistan’s bilateral relations with Azerbaijan. He said that the government attached great importance to the development of trade and economic cooperation as an integral part of its foreign policy objectives. He emphasised on robust pursuance of economic diplomacy by all diplomats to further cement economic footprint of Pakistan in the world markets. He hoped that the newly appointed ambassador would work with full devotion for further strengthening Pakistan’s trade and commercial ties with Azerbaijan.The ambassador-designate assured that he would earnestly work to augment Pakistan’s relations with Azerbaijan particularly focusing on enhancing trade‚ business and investment ties.
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