As reported in the newspapers, the Prime Minister has decided to give immediate attention to the polio eradication initiative himself. Few appreciative decisions have been taken in this regard. The first of the decisions is that polio vaccination in the security risk areas will be carried out with help of army personals so that the life of the workers is secured while completing the task. Moreover, the special cabinet committee will be made to strategize for making polio eradication initiative more effective and result oriented. It has been also decided that meetings of National Polio Task Force will be called every three months instead of its previous practice of yearly meetings. This will ensure an effective and timely policy and action by the task force so that this menace is eradicated from Pakistan forever. It is hoped that the government will continue making wholesome policies for all issues of national interest and public welfare.

FARVAT MALIK,

Lahore, October 22.