KARACHI - A 15-member delegation of Rotary polio team of the USA and Canada on Tuesday called on Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah at the Chief Minister House. Ambassador against Polio in Pakistan, Asifa Bhutto Zardari, member National Task force for Polio eradication Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Sindh Health Secretary Aftab Khatri, Sindh Education Secretary Muhammad Siddique Memon and others were also present on the occasion. The CM highlighted the activities of polio eradication programme in Sindh and said that things had improved,. he added that we have received assistance from focal person at district level, while the Sindh Health Department has been directed to fulfill the requirements and complete the target fixed by the government. He said that the province be made totally free of polio upto next financial year, for which concerted efforts are being made. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador for Anti-Polio drive Asifa Bhutto Zardari pledged her firm belief that the menace of polio will be eradicated from Pakistan. She underlined the need of coordination, concentration and cooperation for the purpose and stressed to make the programme a success.Member, national task force for polio eradication Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho MNA informed that during July 16th to 18th July 2012 round, the target of 7498143 children has been fixed for which 21385 teams have been formed.She said that 4138 motor cycles and 1153 others vehicles have been deployed for the campaign launched in Sindh since yesterday in 23-districts of the province. She further informed that in various areas of Karachi, 2284956 children will be administered Polio drops at 482 points, 631 fixed centres and 5619 mobiles will be used for the purpose. Chief Minister Sindh said that hopefully the target will be achieved and Polio will be eradicated from Sindh by next year. He also announced grant of Rs: 200 million as grant on behalf of government of Sindh for eradication of Polio project. He said that President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Mr Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had been holding meetings in this regard.On the occasion, President Rotary International Pakistan Mr. Aziz Memon said that it is our Joint and collective responsibility that Pakistan should also be Polio-free state of world. He stressed that like other provinces, Sindh provinces should also make contribution for this noble cause. Sindh Health Secretary Mr. Aftab Ahmed Khatri assured the participants of meeting that the provincial government in collaboration of World Health Organization has launched effective measures to fulfillthe commitment, thereby make the Sindh province free of Polio cases. The meeting was atteneded among others by Mr. Jonathan David Faerris Polio survivor, Mr. Robert Leepee, Mr. Byron Miller, Mr. Ahmed Azmy, Mrs. Nadia Azmy, Mr. Serge Poulin, Dino Marzaro, Mr. Maro Drocim, Aslam Khalika, Munib Khan, Faiz Kidvai, Iqbal Qureshi, Secretary Education Sindh and acting Principal Secretary to C.M Muhammad Siddique Memon.