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Polio is zero tolerance policy: Tariq Fazal Chaudhry


ISLAMABAD:(APS) March 14, 2016-Minister of State for Capital Administration & Development Division (CA&DD), Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has said that zero tolerance policy be adopted against polio in the whole country, especially in Islamabad. He stated this while chairing a meeting of Islamabad Task Force for Polio Eradication in Islamabad on Monday.

 Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication Senator Aysha Raza, Chief Commissioner Islamabad, CDA, I CT officials were also present in the meeting.

 Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has warned that if any case of polio will be detected in Islamabad strict action would be taken against those found guilty close Coordination & cooperation among the relevant departments like ICT, CDA, and all other departments is essential for effective campaign, the MOS continued. He directed that most efficient and capable teams be deputed in high risk areas. He also directed that during Polio Campaigns coordination meeting of all relevant departments be held on daily basis to review the progress of the campaign.  The Minister of State was briefed during the meeting that not a single case of polio virus was detected in Islamabad Capital Territory since 2008.

 Senator Aysha Reza was grateful to the Minister of State for CA& DD for taking special interest in Polio Eradication Campaigns and said his leadership role has provided a fresh impetus to the move for Eradication of polio from Islamabad.

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