Ulema declare polio immunization Islamic

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s religious Ulema have issued a decree declaring polio immunization Islamic, saying the vaccine contains no ingredients that may be injurious to health.

According to a communiqué issued at the conclusion of International Ulema Conference on Polio Immunization here, the Ulema allowed the administration of polio vaccine to the children in Muslim countries.

The Ulema strongly condemned the use of anti-polio drive for gaining political mileage.

They demanded that access to every part of the country be made possible so that polio vaccine can be administered and security of the polio workers be ensured.

They said mere rumours can put at risk the lives of thousands of children.