QUETTA/PESHAWAR - Two fresh cases of crippling polio disease were confirmed in Quetta and Peshawar on Tuesday raising this year’s count to 35 across Pakistan.

Sources in Balochistan health department said that polio virus was detected in Naqeebullah, a three-year-old boy residing in Eastern bypass area of the city while those in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) health department confirmed the virus in a one-year-old girl, Kainat.

Kainat is a resident of Sheikhan rural area of Peshawar.

The polio victim in Quetta was reportedly administered vaccination drops at least seven times by health workers.

Naqeebullah's case came weeks after an anti-polio campaign in Quetta and other 31 districts of Balochistan ended on September 17.

Anti-polio drives in both the province have been marred by instances of terrorism. Health workers have been attacked and killed, while refusal on the part of some parents has further worsened the situation.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world which have not been able to eradicate the polio-virus while no case of polio virus was reported in Nigeria over a year.