LAHORE: A musical concert was arranged in connection with World Polio Day on Wednesday to pay tributes to individuals, partners of the government, international organisations and community members who have contributed in the fight against the disease. Hadiqa Kiani and Noori Group performed at the concert, organised at Royal Palm Country Club by the city district government in collaboration with UNICEF. Speaking on the occasion, UNICEF official Rana Mushtaq said that the fight against polio could not be considered over until the last child has been immunised against the disease. He said the year 2012 has shown an improvement with regard to controlling polio cases as compared to 2011. Health Director General Inamul Haq said that World Polio Day provides an opportunity to renew the promise of achieving a world free of polio.
“With 99 percent of the work done, it is more important than ever that we remain committed to eradicating the disease,” he said.Hadiqa Kiani and Noori Group said that this was honour for them to perform at this concert and to extend their support for polio-eradication initiatives.
Here are some photos from the event.