4 Pakistani polio workers awarded in France

PARIS, Oct 24 (APP): Four Pakistani polio workers were awarded with prestigious Louis Pasteur medals by the Pasteur Institute of France in recognition of their laudable services towards eradication of the deadly desease from Pakistan.

Mohammad Khuram Shehzad, Syed Latif, Azra Altaf and Aziz Memon
were awarded the medals in an impressive ceremony held here in Pasteur Institute in Paris on the occasion of Polio Day, said a message recieved here from France.

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, Ambassador Moin ul Haque said that
eradication of polio is a national priority and a commitment at the
highest political level.

He said recognition of the courageous role and services of the Pakistani polio workers was 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.