MIRPURKHAS  - DIG Javed Alam Odho has said that police and the Rangers are working together to implement the National Action Plan and ensure peace, but traders and businessmen should also cooperate with law enforcement agencies for this purpose.  

He was talking to a delegation of Mirpurkhas Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) here on Friday. According to a handout issued here, the DIG said a joint committee would be formed of representatives of police and the chamber to resolve issues relating to traffic and encroachments in Mirpurkhas. He said that people’s confidence in police had been restored. He said that City ASP Tasawar Iqbal had been tasked with removing encroachments and improving the traffic system in Mirpurkhas.  



At least 33 polio refusal cases have been addressed with the help of revenue officials and efforts are being made to address the remaining 10 cases, it was said at a meeting presided over by Mirpurkhas Deputy Commissioner Syed Mehdi Ali Shah.  

The meeting reviewed arrangements for the anti-polio campaign, which will continue from Nov 23 to 26. Administrative officers, World Health Organisation Representative Dr Syed Mushtaque Shah, WHO Area Coordinator Dr Rajesh, PPHI District Support Manager Islahuddin Narejo, Local Government Assistant Director Fakhar Shakir and NGO representatives Zahida Detho and Khalid Pervez attended the meeting.  

The deputy commissioner praised the role of revenue officials in bringing down the number of polio refusal cases in the district. The officials at the meeting were informed about the shortage of female workers in union councils such as Jawaryasar, Fazal Bhambhro, Kingoro and Ismail Kumhar. The deputy commissioner asked the representatives of social organisations to help deal with this issue.  

Mirpurkhas District Health Officer Dr Shafique Memon, Dr Khalid Memon and Dr Naraindas said 292,626 children under five years of age would be administered polio drops in the district in the next phase. They said that 51 medical officers, 158 area heads, 757 mobiles teams, 105 fixed point teams, 73 transit points teams and 205 motorcycle mobile teams would carry out the anti-polio campaign in 51 union councils of the district.