KARACHI: Another case of polio was confirmed in a one-year-old girl from Badin.

This year 18 polio cases have been reported in Pakistan, of which 7 are from Sindh.

Pakistan remains among the only three polio-endemic countries in the world along with Nigeria and Afghanistan.

The virus which leaves a child crippled for life can only be prevented by timely vaccination. However the repeated vaccination drives have failed to achieve the desired results due to lack of interest of the parents to get their children vaccinated against the paralysing disease