ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is moving in the right direction and making progress in polio eradication. Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, chairing a meeting of the National Task Force on Polio Eradication here Tuesday‚ expressed gratitude to the international partner agencies and said their support was vital to eradicate the disease.He said the government on its part was taking coordinated steps to eradicate polio. He said the meeting would provide help to formulate strategy to control polio. Raja, commending role of the Sindh leadership including the chief minister and all the political parties who were united on this issue, said no polio case had been reported in Karachi so far.The prime minister asked all the political and religious leaders to help the government to achieve its targets under the polio eradication campaign.Raja also lauded efforts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor. He said the key challenge of inaccessibility in Fata was being met with civil-military coordination. He however added that the ban on polio campaign by certain elements was a matter of serious concern and asked the governor to make every effort to ensure polio vaccination in the area to protect children against the fatal disease.He said no polio case had been registered in Punjab. Raja said the number of cases from 71 last year had been reduced to 27.