ISLAMABAD - Another new polio case was confirmed by the National Institute of Health (NIH) from Balochistan.

The child, a resident of District Quetta, Balochistan was paralysed on February 20.  

The total number of cases this year has reached to 20 with KPK 7, FATA 6, Sindh 4, Balochistan 3.

Meanwhile, the third national polio campaign of the year 2015 kicked off on Monday across the country except Quetta, Rawalpindi and Islamabad due to mobilisation of security forces for the March 23rd parade.

Campaign in snowbound areas of the country including parts of Abbottabad, Chitral, Mansehra, Astore and Skardu was also postponed. It was also delayed in parts of Sindh, Loralai, and Jhang due to lack of preparedness.

According to officials, the drive held as per plans in Lahore, Faisalabad and there were no reports of disruption due to riots erupted after two blasts in Lahore Churches on Sunday.