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Minister wants polio included in Taliban talks

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar on Wednesday said that polio vaccination issue should be part of the on-going dialogue with the Taliban.
Talking to media persons, the minister said that political agents, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor and all other relevant people are working to meet the target of a polio-free FATA and border areas. She said that her ministry has shown its displeasure on the recommendation of the WHO about Pakistan, as the government has taken sincere steps for complete elimination of polio due to which polio cases are being reported only from such restricted areas where all types of actions are suspended. She, however, said that due to civil-military joint strategy and efforts, now children are being immunised in these areas.

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