Official urges religious leaders to fight against polio

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Shamsul-Amin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL: The official stressed religious scholars in Landikotal to reject the propaganda being spread against the polio vaccine during their Friday Sermons in mosques so that children could be protected from the poliovirus.

The Assistant Commissioner of Landikotal, Muhammad Imran expressed these views while speaking to media men in the Landikotal Press club here on Thursday. He said they must deter the negative propaganda regarding the war against poliovirus via their speeches.

Muhammad Imran said that it was important to engage leading religious scholars for the sake of eradicating the disease from the area.

He added the enemies of their state and their children were spreading fake news about the polio vaccine but they would not let them sabotage the campaign and harm their children.

He maintained the polio vaccine did not have anything which gives harms children. Imran said it was our responsibility, including religious leaders to counter the propaganda against the polio vaccine so that children could be protected from the crippling disease.

AC Imran said that on the directive of the high-ups and officials of the health department he appeals to the religious leaders of the area to convince the masses to help counter the recently triggered propaganda regarding the polio campaign.

He thanked Landikotal media for the cooperation and the positive role played regarding the issue