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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Pakistan is only one of three countries where the polio virus remains endemic.

pakistan has said the fake vaccination campaign conducted by the united states’ central intelligence agency (cia) ahead of the secret raid on osama bin laden’s abbottabad compound in 2011 was one of the major reasons behind the rising number of polio cases in the country.

who satisfied with steps taken by islamabad

islamabad — the world health organisation (who) has been quite satisfied with the initial steps taken by the pakistan government to stop wild poliovirus from spreading outside its borders its polio chief elias durry said.

durry who is currently in britain said that he knew pakistan was doing a lot to prevent the export of polio media reported on friday.

“it is very difficult to say that we have approved pakistan’s request but i believe that 15 days is not a long time. but pakistan should continue to take steps to ensure that the international community is not affected by the poliovirus” he was quoted as saying.

“i’ve learned that polio vaccination is now under way in the polyclinic in the federal capital which is a positive step” who’s pakistan country director nima saeed abid said. — online

“dr shakeel afridi’s fake campaign has created doubts about vaccination drives among people” foreign office spokesperson tasnim aslam told reporters at her weekly news briefing here. “a fake campaign of vaccination was conducted in pakistan in which the un agencies were also used.”

her remarks came in response to the recent international travel restrictions imposed on pakistan by the world health organisation (who) for the country’s failure to completely eradicate the polio virus.

“these are not restrictions. these are recommendations. they are called ihr regulations. this issue has been under discussion between pakistan and who since 2012” tasnim insisted responding to the measure announced by the public health arm of the united nations.

pakistan is only one of three countries where the polio virus remains endemic. according to the who 59 cases of polio have been reported so far in the country this year alone.

majority of these cases have been found in the tribal areas where the military is fighting militancy.

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