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Pakistan: Muslims Attack Polio Team Trying To Save Children’s Lives With ‘Un-Islamic’ Medicine


The Express Tribune – “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.” Read more.

Flashback: Muslim Cleric Says Polio Vaccination ‘Un-Islamic, Warns Of jihad Against Doctors – “A cleric in Pakistan’s Punjab province has warned that a jihad would be launched against polio vaccination teams at a time when the World Health Organisation has expressed concern at the emergence of new cases of the disease across the country. Maulvi Ibrahim Chisti of Muzaffargarh district declared the anti-polio campaign as “un-Islamic” and announced at the local mosque that jihad (holy war) should be carried out against the polio vaccination team.” Read more.

Flashback: Pakistan: Islamists Kill Aid Workers For Trying To Save Lives With ‘Un-Islamic’ Polio Vaccine – “A volunteer who was shot during a wave of attacks on polio-vaccination teams has succumbed to his injuries in Pakistan. That brings to nine the number of health workers killed since December 17. Officials say the student volunteer died on December 20, a day after he was shot while helping distribute polio drops in the northwestern city of Peshawar.” Read more.

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