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18 involved in propaganda against anti-polio campaign arrested in Buner

BUNER: At least 18 people involved in propaganda against anti-polio campaign were arrested on Friday in Buner, ARY News reported.

The deputy commissioner of the district said this adding that fines were imposed on members of anti-polio campaign for not performing their duties, laziness and negligence.

The DC ordered to cut eight days’ salaries of 184 teachers and 12 officials of the health department.

On April 25, authorities had suspended anti-polio campaign in all Union Councils (UCs) of Chaman after sorrowful attack on campaigners by unidentified assailants, killing one female worker in suburban part of the city.

Citing security concerns, anti-polio campaign was suspended for indefinite period following gun attack on a team deployed to vaccinate children in the city.

Read More: Polio campaign suspended after worker killed near Pak-Afghan border

Babar Bin Atta, Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication, had confirmed the death of a polio worker.

In his latest tweet, Atta had said that the tragic attack was carried out in Sultanzai, a suburban area of Balochistan’s Chaman city close to Pakistan-Afghanistan border, where one female polio worker was martyred.

The official had vowed not to rest until the culprits were arrested.

Balochistan home minister, Ziaullah Lango, had strongly condemned attack on anti-polio campaigners in Chaman and summoned a report into the incident.

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