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Anti-polio drive kicks off in Karachi, Balochistan

KARACHI: An anti-polio drive in Karachi, Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Gilgit-Baltistan begins today (Monday).

Commissioner Karachi Syed Asif Haider Shah inaugurated the three-day anti-polio campaign in Karachi.

Atleast 21 lac children will be inoculated polio drops during the drive however; it will keep going for two extra days in case the target is not achieved.

Over 6000 teams are taking part in the campaign for which control rooms have been established in all the districts of the city.

Meanwhile, the anti-polio drive has also been initiated in Balochistan, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.