Legendary cricketer Wasim Akram has been appointed as ambassador of the Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme.
While addressing a function on polio held on Thursday in Islamabad, Wasim said,
“All political parties should play their role in ending polio as all children have the right to be protected from the virus.”
He further said,
“Two drops of anti-polio vaccine are the only source of prevention. Let’s pledge to make this country polio-free. Success against polio will be ours.”
Wasim promised that he would do anything to eradicate this disease from Pakistan.
The former Pakistan captain, Wasim Akram signed an agreement in this regard with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Dr Zafar Mirza.
While addressing the function, Dr Mirza said that it is their top priority to protect children from the virus and appreciated polio workers by saying,
“260,000 polio workers are the true heroes of the polio programme. We shall pledge together to eradicate polio.”