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January 3, 2020

Awareness camp on anti-polio vaccination

Peshawar

January 3, 2020

PESHAWAR: An awareness camp was held in Kheshgi Payan where the residents were advised to administer anti-polio drops to children during vaccination campaigns.

Several local people attended the camp organised at the residence of Hamid Ali, a former village council nazim of Kheshgi Payan. The residents were advised to administer anti-polio drops to their children, particularly those who had refused to vaccinate their children in the previous polio campaign.

Speaking on the occasion, Hamid Ali said that despite threats to his life from unknown people, he had openly supported the polio eradication campaign in the village. He vowed to continue the mission till a polio-free Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He said that they had formed special committees to visit those parents who had refused to get their children vaccinated and many of the parents had now been convinced. “Those opposing polio campaigns are neither true Muslims nor patriot Pakistanis as Pakistan is one of the three countries in the world where children are still at risk of the disease,” he said and asked the people to administer polio drops to children in each campaign.

Hamid Ali had received threats from unknown militants to stop his support for the polio campaign when he was nazim of the village council but he had defied the threats and continued his mission for the eradication of polio from the area. The locals had also joined him in his mission for polio-free Pakistan.

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