Polio vaccination for travellers from FATA made mandatory



Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has issued orders to make it mandatory for the travelers coming from Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to receive polio vaccination.

According to a statement issued by the PM House, army troops will be deployed at the entry points to ensure that travellers coming from FATA to other areas receive the vaccination.

Those refusing to get vaccinated will not be allowed to enter settled areas.

The statement added that efforts to provide access to polio workers in the areas in FATA will be increased and all possible means will be utilized to combat the polio epidemic.

PM Sharif has also summoned a meeting of the polio task force to discuss the matter.