Islamabad- Two more polio cases have been confirmed in kids from Khyber Agency and Qilah Abdullah , taking the nationwide tally to 96 so far this year..
According to media reports, poliovirus in 2 kids belonging to Khyber agency and Qilah Abdullah have been confirmed
Taliban in North Waziristan Agency banned polio drive in retaliation to US drone strike in June last year. There has been no effort to get the ban lifted. Of about 90,000 under-five children living in the agency, authorities have not been able to vaccinate 300,000.
Thirty-two people have been killed and 38 others injured in attacks on polio teams since Dec 2012.
Despite aggressive campaigns, the efforts to do away with the vaccine-preventable disease seem elusive as far as refusals are not addressed in Fata and the KP.