Wednesday, December 1, 2021

SHC fines citizen challenging ‘mandatory’ anti-polio drops


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday fined citizen who challenged the ‘mandatory’ administration of anti-polio drops law, ARY News reported.

The applicant had challenged the mandatory administration of anti-polio drops in the Sindh High Court (SHC), citing rumours about it.

The SHC bench while slapping a fine of Rs25,000 over the woman applicant remarked that how you can challenge the law when you are not aware of it?

Later, the court dismissed the plea.

Last week, citing sources, ARY News had reported that no polio virus was not found in the sewerage of the major cities of Pakistan. The drains of the major cities of all four provinces and Gilgit-Baltistan have been declared polio-free.

Read more: PM Imran, Bill Gates discuss polio situation in Pakistan

Samples from the sewerage were taken from the 32 spots of the 23 biggest cities of the country between September 13 to 21, said sources.

The samples were taken from drains of Landhi, Bakhtawar Village, Korangi drain in Karachi, Multan, DG Khan, Rajanpur, Bahawalpur, Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Raheem Yar Khan, Quetta, Loralai, Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Nowshera, Banu, Bajaur, Kurram, Diamir, GB, said sources.

The sources had further relayed that only a single case of polio has been reported from Balochistan’s Qila Abdullah area in this current ongoing year.

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