PM directs deployment of army at FATA borders for smooth anti-polio drive

May 15, 2014

National Coordinator for Polio Eradication and MNA Ms. Ayesha Raza Farooq called on the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif today at Islamabad. She briefed the Prime Minister on efforts made by the Federal Government to eradicate Polio.


Prime Minister decided to involve Pak Army to ensure security on all FATA border points to regulate ingress of people from FATA into settled areas only after polio vaccine has been administered. 


Prime Minister has also decided to discuss the issue of Polio in the Cabinet meeting today and to convene the meeting of National Task Force on Polio as soon as possible. 


National Coordinator was directed to meet Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ensure better access and coverage of Polio workers to the masses.