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Anti-polio campaign postponed in Bajaur owing to security reasons

Anti-polio campaign postponed in Bajaur owing to security reasons
February 12, 2018

KHAR, 12 February: The scheduled three-day anti-polio campaign starting today (Monday) has been postponed in Bajaur Agency due to security reasons, officials said here.

Agency Health Officer Dr. Abdur Rahman said that they had been intimated through official communiqué by the office of Commissioner, Malakand Division that the immunization drive should be deferred for unknown period.

Security has been put on high alert in the agency following information about the entry of an alleged suicide attacker to the agency. Strict security arrangements have been put in place to thwart any militant activity in the agency and efforts are being made to trace the potential attacker.

The administration has also banned motorcycle riding in the agency as part of the security measures.

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