The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday directed to provide additional personnel and resources in areas of high risk to create an environment that is safe and secure for polio teams in order to maximize the coverage and efficiency of polio-related campaigns to attain the goal of a polio-free Pakistan.
He went to the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) and was informed about the most recent polio campaigns which are conducted across the country, as well as issues facing the team of polio.
The army chief earlier inaugurated the state-of-the-art Tunnelling Institute of Pakistan (TIP) which is a project by the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) in the city of Karachi. The TIP is designed to promote expert tunnelling knowledge, including research and development, and bring together tunnelling resources.
It will offer a distinct platform for tunnelling education through tunnelling academia as well as industry experts.
The TIP is the only facility of its kind worldwide that has been operationalized and completed in just 10 months, according to the FWO. When the COAS arrived at the TIP the COAS was welcomed by the Chief Engineer Lieutenant General Moazzam Ejaz and Director General FWO Major General Kamal Azfar.