Ashton Kutcher commends Swat’s polio worker

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Hollywood’s actor Ashton Kutcher has raised a toast to the polio worker based in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district, whose viral video recently warmed hearts for trekking through a thick-coated snowy route to administer polio drops to children.

Taking to his official Facebook account, Kutcher shared a video of the 23-year-old native Irfanullah and captioned it, “This guy is a hero.”

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa native was filmed while he was foot-slogging through several inches of snow in the Bashegram area to provide polio drops service to children.

The video also made it to social media pages of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef).

Later on, prime minister Imran Khan also took to laud Irfanullah on his devotion towards the humane service, along with a few of his fellow vaccinators who were honoured in a special meeting at the PM House last month.

On Thursday, the premier took to Twitter to commend Irfanullah and his peers who are working towards a polio-free Pakistan.

“Irfan is one of 260,000 heroes who reach out to children with polio vaccines in extreme weather conditions. His viral video has left every individual with a sense of awe and pride. This dedication is what will enable us [Pakistan] to achieve our goal of a polio-free nation #SalamPolioWorker,” the PM tweeted.

However, Irfanullah insists that all the praises must not take away the urgency of the mission to end polio in Pakistan.