Pakistani authorities on Monday launched an anti-polio drive aimed at covering over 700,000 children in the tribal areas and frontier regions of the country`s northwest.
A three-day anti-polio drive has been launched in the lawless tribal belt of northwest Pakistan to vaccinate over 220,000 children though women health workers are not part of the campaign for security reasons.
As many as 2,40,000 children have missed UN-backed vaccinations against polio because of security concerns in Pakistan`s tribal regions bordering Afghanistan, a top Unicef official has said.
The World Health Organisation and UNICEF Tuesday said they would continue their anti-polio drive in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday condemned an attack on a UN team involved in an anti-polio drive in the southern city of Karachi.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon