LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the three-day anti-polio campaign by administering polio vaccine to children less than five years of age at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Monday.

The chief minister said on the occasion that as many as 17.3 million children would be administered polio drops during the three-day anti-polio campaign throughout the province, for which 38,000 mobile teams have been constituted. Camps have also been set up at the entry and exit points of every city of the province to administer polio drops.

Meanwhile, Shahbaz Sharif said on Monday that transport companies would also be set up in Rawalpindi and Faisalabad on the pattern of the Lahore Transport Company (LTC) and 100 buses to be received from Turkey would be plied on the routes of backward and poor localities.

Presiding over a meeting on the provision of transport facility to the people at his Minar-e-Pakistan Tent Office, the chief minister said the companies supplying the buses should not only set up their workshops but also provide after sale services.

He also directed the transport secretary to accelerate the entire process from the purchase of buses to bringing them on the roads.

The transport secretary informed the chief minister that negotiations with different companies for the purchase of another 1,200 buses were underway and they would soon be plying on City roads.