Published On: Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Special task force for protecting polio teams to be formed

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ISLAMABAD: Federal government has decided to form a special task force for protection of polio workers from terrorists’ attacks.

The force would be formed with close consensus and recommendations of all Provinces, while the expenses of this task force would be borne jointly by federal and Provincial governments.

Federal government would be contributing 60%, with Provincial governments would afford 40% of expenses of this special task force; while the issue would be soon submitted in Provincial Coordination Commission.

The federal government would present its analysis at earliest to the Provincial government, and the task force would be able to start operating from year’s end.

There have been numerous cases of attacks on polio eradication teams, especially in KPK and Sindh, while in Sindh the intensity of these attacks has even caused polio campaign to come to a virtual halt.