Pakistan on Thursday asked the WHO to assist it in the procurement of polio vaccine and allow a 15-day “grace period” before international travel restrictions are enforced on the country’s travellers.

Representatives of the federal and provincial governments held an emergency meeting with the country director of the World Health Organisation to discuss the impact of the travel advisory.

WHO Country Director Dr. Nima Saeed Abid promised to urge WHO headquarters in Geneva for a 15-day relaxation, Dawn News reported.