PM Khan Hosted Heroic Polio Workers And Said He Was Proud Of Them. And So Are We
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday invited Polio Worker Irfan Ullah among others and paid rich tributes to the nation’s unsung heroes for their selflessness and professionalism.
IrfanUllah, a polio worker who was seen walking through inches of snow to fulfill his duties last week, was invited at PM House along with other workers, who were appreciated for their efforts.
Arrival of Polio Workers from Bahrian (Swat) at the PM Office. We had sent a vehicle to bring them here. I was utterly surpised to know this is the first time in their life they have visited Islamabad. pic.twitter.com/SJcYAm8G40
— Babar Atta (@babarbinatta) January 30, 2019
“Irfan is one of the 260,000 heroes who reach out to children with polio vaccines in harsh weather conditions” Imran Khan said in a tweet.
Irfan is one of 260,000 heroes who reach out to children with polio vaccines in extreme weather conditions. His viral video has left every individual with a sense of awe & pride. This dedication is what will enable us to achieve our goal of a polio free nation #SalamPolioWorker pic.twitter.com/4wPBxIDUDz
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 31, 2019
260,000 polio workers have been tasked to vaccinate children across the country.
Social Media is lauding Imran Khan for his gesture and people are sharing images of other polio workers who deserve similar treatment.
‘So, so touching’
Polio Workers from Swat who were seen walking through about feet high snow and braving the severe cold to perform their duty of protecting children from Polio were invited by PM @ImranKhanPTI today to recognize their services for the cause. True Heroes. So so touching. ❤ pic.twitter.com/cUbyFi8jnW
— Sheema Mehkar (@SheemaMehkar) January 30, 2019
‘It is a great source of encouragement for him’
— Aniqa Nisar (@AniqaNisar) January 30, 2019
‘Great gesture which will surely boost the morale of Polio workers’
The valiant polio worker from Swat, Irfan Ullah, with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan.
Great gesture by Kaptaan this will surely increase the Morale of the Polio workers working for Prosperous Pakistan #SalamPolioWorker pic.twitter.com/HF3edInyy6
— Taimur Hanjra ? (@Taimur_Hanjra) January 30, 2019
This picture simply sums up the direction Pakistan is leaning towards! Unprecedented scene where a PM @ImranKhanPTI personally meet and applaud in that manner. The brave Polio workers giving their everything, risking their life in difficult regions like Swat for a positive cause. pic.twitter.com/cjpojqMi65
— Samar Tahir (@SamarTahirPTI) January 30, 2019
Here is an image of female polio workers from Dadu in Sindh. These ladies are also setting an example of selflessly working for humanity and saving Pakistan’s future generations.
— Rizwan Channa (@riz_channa) January 30, 2019
And here is a regretful scenario. Polio workers should be provided with necessary facilities and better monetary compensations.
To be honest, these pictures make me sad because no job should require people to risk their safety and that too without safety gear. Plus they are paid so less that it makes this even more tragic. My heart goes out to these women.
— Komal Qureshi (@Komal_Qureshi) January 30, 2019
We hope that PM Imran Khan’s gesture will inspire people to value and cherish polio workers, our unsung heroes, more, and we hope that government pays them more too.
Because that is the least they deserve.
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