Pakistan to be polio free country soon: Maleeha Lodhi

Monitoring Desk

NEW YORK: Pakistan Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi has said Pakistan will soon be a polio free country.

She said while addressing to a ceremony in New York. She said that numbers of polio cases were decreased in Pakistan because it initiated strong campaign against it to make sure the health of children.

It is to be notified that polio cases were reduced to some extent when in 1988 there were 350,00 cases reported now last year only 16 cases were reported and in the current year the polio case ratio is much low comparing to past.

Pakistan is also working on the ambitious agenda of 2030 to end the poverty and promoting development and prosperity, Maleeha added.

Maleeha informed the audiences that Pakistan is trying to adopt policy to bring the poor people in the mainstream and especially focusing on children.