99% of world region is free of polio: WHO

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 99 percent of the world region is cleared of Polio but unfortunately Pakistan has still not been able to eradicate this nuisance.

Most of the cases from Pakistan appear from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) where polio drops are still considered as conspiracy of the West.

Total number of polio victims in Khyber Agency of FATA and South Waziristan has reached up to 141 whereas a total of 43 polio cases emerged in KPK.

Statistical breakdown suggest 14 cases in Peshawar, 12 in Bannu, 4 in Mardan, 3 in Lucky Marwat, 5 in Tank, 3 in Buneer and one from districts of Ghar and Noshera each.

19 polio cases were reported in Sindh this year, 18 out of which belonged to provincial capital Karachi whereas one of the victims is a resident of Sanghar.

3 cases were reported in Quetta, provincial capital of Balochistan whereas 3 cases appeared in Qila Abdullah adding the figure to 6.
Only 3 polio cases were registered in Punjab, one from Bhakkar, Chakwal and Sheikhupura each.