Meet the inspiring mother-son duo who is working tirelessly to eradicate polio from Pakistan
Mujeeb Khan and his mother are polio-workers and are being hailed as 'heroes' for their thoughtful and selfless efforts.
As the anti-polio drive is slowly gaining momentum in Pakistan after the COVID-19 lockdown, a mother-son duo is working tirelessly to help eradicate the disease.
Mujeeb Khan and his mother are polio-workers and are being hailed as ‘heroes‘ for their thoughtful and selfless efforts. Khan shared a picture with his mother, inspiring the online community on how the two are trying to do their part in Pakistan’s war against polio.
— Mujeeb Khan (@MujeebSudozai) September 22, 2020
People were full of praise for the duo:
you are our hero… May Allah shower his blessing upon you and your family
— äˈlē (@aallliiii) September 22, 2020
May Allah Pak bless you and your mother for such noble deeds. And may He protect your lives and integrity always. Thank you for your service!
— Fuzzy (@fuzzyrants) September 22, 2020
Thank you for your services from a grateful nation. The country owes the health of its future generations to you both. #Pakistan Zindabad 🇵🇰.
— Ahmed. B. W. (@ABWinPAK) September 22, 2020
Don’t have enough words to praise you bro,may Allah give you n your beautiful mother success and long lives
— Ali🇵🇰 (@Ali66502019) September 22, 2020
You are real heroes putting your life at risk to save children.
— Manx (@Manx4PM) September 22, 2020
Mujeeb bhai, tumhein aur Maan ji ko dono hath se salute. Jeetay raho aap dono. Bohat shukriya!
— Aflatoon (@Mehdi_Mustafa) September 22, 2020
Thankyou for all you do for us. 🙏🏾
— – (@maulana_banana) September 22, 2020
Hamaray heroes. We are grateful to you people for your services. may Allah bless you both and keep you safe, Aameen. 🌸🌸
special hug and pyar for your mum ❤️
— A. (@thestressedsoul) September 22, 2020
Polio in Pakistan
Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world that are still fighting the disease. 70 cases of polio have been reported in Pakistan during 2020 so far. For the year 2019, the number of documented cases stood at 147.
Pakistan’s anti-polio drive has faced many obstacles, with militancy and misinformation being the main hindrance to its success. Even though the incumbent government is making tireless efforts to defeat the disease, there is still a long way to go.
Just like doctors and paramedics who fought against COVID-19 on the frontline, it is important we recognize the efforts of polio workers and encourage them.
To show appreciation, PM Imran Khan previously invited a polio worker named Irfanullah to the PM House and personally thanked him for his services. Irfanullah gained popularity after a video of him making way through deep snow to vaccinate children in remote areas went viral.
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