RAHIM YAR KHAN: A polio team was attacked on Wednesday in the Khanpur area of Rahim Yar Khan, Express News reported.
Police arrived at the scene and arrested a school teacher, identified as Ashraf, who reportedly led the attack. The polio team halted immunisation activities in the area following the incident.
On Tuesday, three people were injured in Gujranwala when a polio team was attacked in the area.
For this year alone, the total number of reported polio cases stands at 184 in Pakistan, which is one of only three countries in the world where polio is still endemic.
Despite the increasing number of polio cases, authorities have failed to put a concrete plan in place to address the situation. Polio workers are frequently targetted in the country, while many parents refuse to let health workers administer polio drops to their children.
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I do not understand the reason behind avoiding polio vaccination... We India has been declared Polio free country a decade ago....
Since a teacher led the attack - you can only wonder what that Neanderthal was teaching in the classroom.
It is astonishing that the culprit is a school teacher is not it the culmination ignorance.
How much hatred and harm we spread in the name of religion and harm ourselves. Look at the struggle against polio vaccination. Following may also give us some idea about blind hate. "A short time ago, Iran's Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people. Did he realise it will mean that Any Muslim:- 1. who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew. If a Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner. 2. who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a Jew, Ludwig Traube. 3.must not use Novocaine for tooth ache, a discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil. 3. must not use Insulin, the result of research by Minkowsky, a Jew. If one has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege. 4. with convulsions must put up with them because it was a Jew, Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate. 5. child get Diphtheria, must refrain from the “Schick" reaction which was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick. 6. should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Jewish Nobel Prize winner, Robert Baram. 7. should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk. 8. must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug against this killing disease. 9.Muslim doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung specialist, Frawnkel, and of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts. In short, good and loyal Muslims properly and fittingly should remain afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus, Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be proud to obey the Islamic boycott." WHAT LOGIC IS THIS? The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000; that is ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world's population. Ask, what modern medical contributions to the world have the Muslims made? (I request moderator to let this appear.)
When the culprit who attacked the polio team has been identified, he should be given harsh punishment, even the death penalty, because such acts have affected the image of Pakistan. The government should show no leniency in such matters.