Pakistan Army will continue to support anti-polio efforts: COAS

By: News Desk      Published: 02:16 PM, 10 Jun, 2021
Pakistan Army will continue to support anti-polio efforts: COAS
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in a meeting with Bill Malinda Polio Foundation.

Mr Christopher Elias, Chair, Polio Oversight Board, Global Polio Eradication Initiative, President Global Development Programme, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), called on Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday.

Matters related to Pakistan’s commitment to comprehensive Polio eradication were discussed, said a statement issued by the ISPR.

The COAS acknowledged the services rendered by polio health workers for polio eradication in Pakistan and said that it was a national cause and a national effort.

Mr Christopher Elias conveyed the Foundation’s appreciation for the Pakistan Army for supporting the national polio drive and ensuring proper reach and coverage of polio campaigns this year, particularly through the involvement of community leaders and influencers.

Moreover, he also appreciated Pakistan’s successful COVID-19 pandemic campaign and Pakistan Army’s tremendous contribution to bringing it to a manageable level.

The COAS appreciated the untiring efforts of the Foundation towards the noble cause of polio eradication at a global level and assured of Pakistan Army’s continued support.