ISLAMABAD: Focal Person to Prime Minister on Polio Babar Atta has said that boycotting polio campaign to record protest against inflation is pointless.
The business-community of Bannu, a city having most cases of polio disease among all other regions of Pakistan, announced a boycott of polio campaign, as a protest against the recently imposed sales tax.
In a video message surfacing on Twitter, Babar Atta said that most polio cases were reported in Bannu but few elements were trying to sabotage the important campaign under pretence of inflation.
He urged the business community to “not to use their children for personal interests”.
وزیر اعظم کے فوکل پرسن برائے انسداد پولیو بابر بن عطاء کا بنوں میں تاجران کی طرف سے پولیو مہم کے بائیکاٹ پر رد عمل۔ pic.twitter.com/kdcg1BBBeR
— Inamullah Khattak (@Khan_Inam1) August 17, 2019
On the other hand, Shoukat Yousufzai has said that no attempt of barring the consumption of polio drops will be endured.
“If businessmen have some issues, they may consult the government”, Yousufzai clarified.