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Three polio workers gunned down in Karachi

- January 21, 2014 - Updated 1125 PKT - From Web Edition

KARACHI: Three workers of the anti-polio team were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire in Qayyumabad area of Karachi Tuesday morning. Following the incident the anti-polio drive has been suspended across the province of Sindh.


According to police, armed attackers riding motorcycles attacked the anti-polio workers who were busy in administering polio drops to infants in Karachi East area of Qayyumabad. As a result of firing, three workers including two women were killed while two others sustained injuries.


After the incident, two more workers went missing. Police feared that they might have been abducted by the miscreants or have sought refuge to save their lives.


Deputy Director of Jinnah Hospital Dr Seemi Jamali told that three persons were brought to the hospital out of which two women had died on their way. The injured included a anti-polio worker and a passerby.

Reader Comments
Since Peshawer has been declared the polio capital of the world, I suggest that the government stop all those who want to go to other provinces from KP, until all their children have been vaccinated. This is the only way to prevent polio from spreading to the rest of the country. We have to do it now, before Pakistan becomes a pariah state and its citizens are not allowed to travel to other countries.

Shakir Lakhani
Wow, it seems KARACHI is a butchery where people are killed like animals. I'm from a place of which people in Islamic world have a negative image. I never came across a situation like this in my life. I know the DEATH is in the hands of Allah swt but our Creator blessed us with a brain too. It's a tragedy that we don't use it. It's against teaching of Islam. We call our- selves Muslims but own barbarian n brutal actions. Being a Muslim does award a certificate of PARADISE. Be careful people.

So sad. God bless this country.

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