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Babar Atta Resigns as PM’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication

ISLAMABAD: Babar bin Atta on Friday resigned as Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication.

In a series of tweets, Babar Atta said:  “After a stint of over a year as the Prime Ministers Focal Person for Polio, I have asked the PM to relieve me of my duties because of some personal reasons pertaining to my family.”

“During this time, I got a chance to work with the best minds in the world,” he added.

Atta said that he was confident that he was leaving the former in good hands that would continue the mission wholeheartedly till the end.

In another tweet, Atta said, “I am proud to say that I made all possible efforts to create that enabling environment where polio eradication is a top priority”.

“A 24/7 call centre will soon be inaugurated to address all concerns of people who have questions related to the vaccine,” he added.

“The countries first ever Perception Management Initiative will be rolled out by the end of this month and the effects of which will be a game-changer I assure,” Atta said and added:  “I am leaving at a time when the low transmission season is about to commence.”

Atta concluded with a tweet:  “Pakistan is in a position that will finally eradicate polio once and for all. The opportunity should be capitalised and should not be lost from here. I forever remain indebted to the love and respect all of you have offered. May Allah be our Guide and Protector.”