Children in Balochistan province are at a risk of contracting the polio virus after its traces were found in environment samples from three districts including Quetta, Pishin and Qila Abdullah.
In view of the situation a province wide anti-polio campaign will be carried out on March 20 where Ulema will support the government. During the campaign the anti-polio vaccine will be administered and injected to children aged till five.
The efforts of anti-polio teams bore fruit as no cases were reported from the province this year.
Pakistan remains among the only three polio-endemic countries of the world.
Saeed, Rashid. Traces of polio virus found in environment samples in Balochistan. Geo News, March 18, 2017.