ISLAMABAD - Several cases of polio are feared to have arisen in Kala Dhaka district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa amid the sheer apathy of the government in the backdrop of the complete absence of infrastructure in the district. The detection of three polio cases from April to June this year, in Kala Dhaka that is also known as Torghar district, undermines the governments towering claims to eradicate polio from Pakistans rural areas. The gravity of the situation can be gauged from the fact that even the District Coordination Officer (DCO) of Kala Dhaka Fareed Khan does not have any office, official telephone or vehicle at his disposal in course of discharging his duties. Despite that Torghar, a former part of Mansehra district, was elevated to district status earlier this year, the KP government has not given it any epidemiological (epid) number and the district is health wise administered under Mansehras epid number (14). Due to the absence of roads and transport, the people of the area have to walk for over seven hours to reach Buner where seven basic health units, (BHUs) are operational, in order to get basic health treatment. Former Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) from Kala Dhaka Zar Gul Khan terms the anti-polio drives of the government as cruel joke saying that the anti-polio vaccination teams had not been sent to Kala Dhaka for the past two years. He said that the three polio cases in Kala Dhaka were just tip of the ice-berg and there were several such cases that required the immediate attention. People of Torghar are living in stone age.