RAWALPINDI: A seminar to create awareness about polio was arranged by the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) in collaboration with the Rotary Club in which the participants pledged their commitment to eradicate polio from the country.
University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi (UAAR) Vice Chancellor Rae Niaz Ahmed Khan, Naheed Manzoor, and Rotary Club Governor Haji Iftikhar Ahmed participated as guests of honour while Health EDO Khalid Randhawa, Benazir from WHO, RAC Resident Director Musa Raza Waqar Ahmed, Rotary Club President Rashid Mashkoor, and religious scholars were present on the occasion.
Addressing at the seminar, Ahmed said that polio should not be taken as an issue but it must be taken as obligatory.
He further added that the university, its staff, and students would lead the awareness campaign about polio. Manzoor said that awareness about polio is the need of the time.
Ahmad further said that it was tremendous tyranny to kill polio workers, especially female, which is against the spirit of Islam. He said that there are only three countries in the world, including Pakistan, which have polio virus.
The Health EDO, RAC, and the Rotary Club are appreciable for holding such kind of successful events. Mashkoor said that such kind of mega event was not possible without the efforts of the RAC. Benazir from WHO, Allama Qasim Jaffery, Moulana, Muhammad Iqbal, Hafiz Khalid, and RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed also addressed the seminar. At the end, the Rotary Club conferred lifetime achievement award to Naheed Manzoor on her tremendous services in the field of art and culture.
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