ISLAMABAD, Oct 29 (APP): Four Pakistan Polio workers were
awarded prestigious Louis Pasteur medals by the Pasteur Institute
of France in recognition of their laudable services towards
eradication of polio from Pakistan.
Muhammad Khuram Shehzad, Syed Latif, Ms. Azra Altaf, and Aziz
Memon were awarded the medals in an impressive ceremony in Pasteur
Institute in Paris on the occasion of Polio Day, said a message
received here from Paris on Saturday.
The Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin ul Haque,
representatives of the World Health Organization and Government of
France presented the awards.
Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador Moin ul Haque said
that eradication of polio is a national priority and a commitment
at the highest political level.
He further said that recognition of courageous role and
services of the Pakistani polio workers is also an acknowledgement
of the dedicated and collective efforts of the Government of
Pakistan and all the stakeholders to achieve the target of declaring
Pakistan a polio-free country.