ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister’s aide Shahnaz Wazir Ali has met with Afghan Minister for Public Health Dr Suraya Dalil and Minister for Border Affairs Asadullah Khalid and discussed ways to tighten cross border vaccination regime in both countries. She is leading a high-level delegation to Kabul to finalise coordinated efforts by both sides to stop cross-border transmission of the polio virus. Experts from WHO and Unicef, who attended the meeting, agreed to hold polio campaigns in Pakistan and Afghanistan on the same dates. The two sides also agreed to share polio vaccination data at regular basis.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2012.