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WHO suspends Balochistan operations after polio team attack

QUETTA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended its operations in Balochistan following attack on polio team in Quetta that claimed four lives a day ago, ARY News reported Thursday.

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The WHO has decided to suspend its operations forthwith, close its offices and stopped its workers from routine activities until further orders.

Sources told that the decision by WHO chief in Pakistan owing to security reasons. The WHO workers are especially asked not to take part in anti-polio campaign until further orders.

It is learnt that the WHO had already apprised the government of its decision in this regard hours after the attack on Wednesday.  The global body also sought complete security for its staff and offices in the country.

At least four people including three vaccinators were gunned down in Quetta, sparking fear among polio teams in the Balochsitan capital due to militants’ threats.

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