Benazir Bhutto dreamed polio-free Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto

Islamabad: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that polio-free Pakistan was the dream of his mother Benazir Bhutto and “we all have to work dedicatedly to transform this dream into reality.”

In his message on the eve of World Polio Day, the PPP Chairman said that the crippling disease of polio has no cure and it can only be prevented by the vaccination exercise being conducted worldwide. “African region has now been declared polio-free while the cases but few cases are still being reported from Pakistan and Afghanistan,” he added.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto launched polio vaccination in Pakistan with the support of international organizations and nation’s reached very close to being declared completely polio-free.

He appreciated the health officials and polio teams, especially the Lady Health Workers, who have been fighting the virus very dedicatedly for three decades and hoped that with the collective efforts the poliovirus will be eradicated from the country very soon.