KARACHI - Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh, Sharmila Faruqui on Sunday said collective efforts are needed for the eradication of fatal disease like Polio from the country. Talking to a delegation of Society for Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) led it by Program Manager, Sindh Nazra Khatoon called on here, she said solid measures will have to be adopted to save the children from this menace. The SPARC delegation called on the Advisor to CM, in connection with the World Polio Day being observed throughout the globe. Sharmila Faruqui informed the delegation that government of Pakistan has signed an agreement for Polio Eradication Project with the World Bank amounting to US $ 74.68 million recently with the objective to assist the recipient in its efforts under its Polio Eradication Imitative (EPl) to eradicate polio from the country. The said project consists of procurement, supply and use of OPV for the purpose of immunizing children under five years of age under the Supplemental Immunization Activities (SIAs), she added. She disclosed that Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, the youngest daughter of President Asif Ali Zardari has been nominated as an ambassador of National Polio Eradication Campaign. Sharmila recalled that the Polio eradication Initiative was first launched by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and she was the first prime minister to have personally administered polio drops to a Pakistani child. The Advisor termed nominations of Aseefa Bhutto Zardari as Pakistan Ambassador for polio eradication, a step to carry forward the mission of her mother. She further said that Polio had been eradicated from the world but Pakistan was among a few countries from where this disease had not been completely rooted out. She also appreciated the role of media in creating public awareness about health issues. We aim that no child lives in the fear of being crippled for life, she said.