Misbah-ul-Haq Backs UNICEF Polio Drive

Pakistan captain Misbah said his team is wholeheartedly behind the campaign against polio.

updated: October 25, 2014 10:12 IST
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File photo of Misbah-ul-Haq.


Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq Friday pledged his backing to the international bid to rid the world of polio.

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) marks Friday as international polio day with Pakistan and Australia cricket teams dedicating the ongoing first Test to the fight to end the disease.

According to UNICEF figures, when the global effort to eradicate polio was launched in 1998, 350,000 children were paralysed by polio each year in 125 countries.

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