Pakistan unveils $1 billion Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication
ISLAMABAD - A meeting of Central Development Working Party was held in Islamabad on Thursday with Minister for Planning and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar in the chair.
The CDWP recommended 2nd revision of Emergency Plan for Polio Eradication worth 986.3 million dollars.
The forum was informed that polio will be eradicated from Pakistan by the end of 2019; however two years would be required for follow up and complete eradication of its core reservoirs.
The Minister observed that polio eradication is a national priority and it needs a holistic action plan to ensure zero polio cases in Pakistan as per national and global commitments. The project was provisionally recommended to ECNEC for approval.