Stones pelted on polio drive team in Hangu

One female polio worker was injured in the attack.

Web Desk May 29, 2013
The polio drive was suspended after the incident took place. PHOTO: FILE

HANGU: The process of administrating polio drops to children was suspended in Hangu’s area of Tal after people in the area pelted the polio team with stones injuring a female polio worker, reported Express News on Wednesday.

The injured polio worker Zohra Khatoon had been shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. She was discharged upon receiving emergency care.

In an earlier incident, gunmen shot dead a female health worker and injured her colleague on the edge of Peshawar on Tuesday.

Two attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on polio vaccinators Sumbal and Sharafata in Kaga Wala village in the jurisdiction of Badhaber police station.

Sharafata died on the spot while her colleague was seriously injured. Both were rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) where Sumbal was said to be in a critical condition. Sharafata is the third polio vaccinator to be killed in Peshawar.

Five vaccinators have been killed in Karachi and two others in Charsadda, bringing the total number of fatalities to 10.

Even policemen escorting vaccinators have been killed in similar attacks in Swabi, Mardan and Bajaur Agency.


unbelievable | 9 years ago | Reply


These polio teams are part of the NGOs who are spying for external powers. They should be banned and all polio medicine should be provided by the Government.

It's called charity - provided by people who apparently care more about the Pakistani people than your own government. Shame on you.

Enlightened | 9 years ago | Reply

Those who are killing the health workers should be stoned to death.

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