Petition against Polio drops: ‘Don’t you want healthy children?’

If polio were not eliminated from Pakistan, no country would issue visas to Pakistanis.


Our Correspondent March 28, 2012

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Wednesday dismissed as withdrawn a petition seeking a ban on administration of polio vaccine to children. The CJ, while rejecting the plea, asked the petitioner, “Wouldn’t you like to see healthy children in the society?” Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that if polio were not eliminated from Pakistan, no country would issue visas to Pakistanis. A petitioner had submitted a petition requesting that the government be stopped from “forcibly administrating” polio vaccine to children.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2012.

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