Karachi: Ambassador for Polio Eradication in Pakistan, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the kidnapping of eleven innocent teachers who were preparing to set out for the polio vaccination drive in Bara.Militants kidnapped 11 teachers involved in a polio vaccination campaign for school children in the Bara district of the Khyber tribal agency on Saturday morning.In a statement, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari said that we needed to stand with our brave teachers, our lady workers who were risking their lives for the future of our nation. “We have to stand with the brave people of Bara who have suffered so much at the hands of the terrorists”, she added.
Aseefa Bhutto called on the government to do everything in its power to locate and free the kidnap victims and create a democratic environment that is peaceful, safe and secure for everyone in the country. “I have been repeatedly urging the respective governments to own the immunization program”, she further said.
“It’s a big tragedy and my thoughts and prayers are with the kidnapped teachers and their families”, she said. Aseefa Bhutto Zardari also prayed for their speedy recovery.