Security ensured for anti-polio drive in Waziristan, elsewhere

By our correspondents
March 04, 2024
A health worker, escorted by a police officer, administers polio vaccine drops to a child during a vaccination campaign in Peshawar. — AFP/File

WANA: Like other parts of the province, the five-day anti-polio campaign was also kicked off under the blanked security in Azam Warsak area of Birmal tehsil of Lower South Waziristan tribal district on Sunday.


The personnel of police are providing security to anti-polio teams under the supervision of District Police Officer Lower South Waziristan Farmanullah, Birmal Circle Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Amin Wazir and others.

The anti-polio drive kicked off in different areas of Azamwarsak, Kalotai, Kalusha, Zalai, Lewa Kanda, Upper Daza Ghundai, Upper Dana, Lower Dana, Kazha Pangah, Khawaza Pangah, Landi Doag, Zerghoza, Azamwarsak, Ashraf Khel, Karabagh, Malik Khel and Nargasai areas.The police said that the anti-polio drive was going on in a peaceful manner and the children were being vaccinated against the crippling disease.

MIRANSHAH: Over 1,45900 children under the age of five years would be vaccinated against the crippling disease during the ongoing five-day anti-polio campaign in North Waziristan tribal district.

On the directives of Deputy Commissioner Manzoor Afridi, the anti-polio drive was launched in the district amid tight security under the supervision of Deputy Superintendent of Police Syed Jalal Wazir. Besides anti-polio vaccination, the children would also be given Vitamin A capsules to boost their immunity against measles and other diseases.Over 1,300 cops had been deputed for providing security to the anti-polio workers of 629 teams.

SWABI: The anti-polio drive was also started under stringent security arrangements in the district.The police took foolproof security steps where 1,430 had been deployed for the protection of anti-polio workers. District Police Officer Haroon Rashid said that during the anti-polio campaign, the police had launched snap-checking at the entry and exit points of the district.