Aseefa to convince reluctant families about anti-polio vaccination


Goodwill Ambassador for Eradication of Polio Aseefa Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday said that she was committed to eradicating polio from the country and would visit reluctant families to convince them to take the anti-polio vaccination. In her remarks during the meeting of National Polio Task Force held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat here, Aseefa said it was one of the missions of her mother Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, which she carried out with passion. Aseefa Bhutto said that the government would leave no stone unturned in realizing Bhutto’s dream. She said that Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto had started the campaign to eradicate polio from the country as she considered the children of Pakistan to be her own. She said that the campaign against polio was not limited to any political party but was a common cause of civil society and all political parties in the country. With regards to the fact that Taliban were opposing this campaign, she termed them as militants and reaffirmed that “we will not allow this to happen. We will have a polio-free Pakistan”.