Polio: Fatwa in Favor

Pakistan’s Ulema Mashaikh Council, a leading religious organization, issued a fatwa last week to endorse immunization drives—especially for polio—in the country.

After polio immunization workers have been targeted and killed in Pakistan recently, the fatwa encouraged religious figures, and all Pakistanis, to support and cooperate with polio volunteers and staff working to make Pakistan polio free.

“After necessary consultations with scholars from all major sects both within the country and abroad, and in light of the information collected from health experts, we came round to the conclusion that all vaccines provided in Pakistan including polio are of the same quality and standard as in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Iran, Egypt and the rest of the world,” wrote Council Chair Allama Hussain Ahmed Saeedi.

Daily Times (Pakistan)

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