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Polio drive postponed in Bajaur Agency

Polio drive postponed in Bajaur Agency
March 11, 2018

KHAR: Political Administration of Bajaur Agency on Sunday postponed a three-day anti polio drive scheduled to begin on Monday throughout the agency due to security reasons.

A statement issued here from Emergency Operation Center, Fata Secretariat, stated that the drive would begin on March 19 in the agency.

There were reports regarding entry of two suicide bombers in the agency last month due to which the scheduled polio drive was postponed.

EOC said that the drive would be launched this month from March 19 no matter what as all arrangements have been finalized. More than one million children in Fata and frontier regions would be administered anti-polio vaccines by around 700 teams.

Similarly, around 4.3 million children will be vaccinated in 17 vulnerable district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including, Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Swat, Upper and Lower Dir, DI Khan, Lakki Marwat, Tank, Chitral, Swabi, Malakand and Bannu.


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