Two more polio cases reported in Khyber


By Ashrafuddin Pirzada
LANDIKOTAL: The Khyber district Polio officials on Sunday said that two boys had been infected with poliovirus in Landikotal tehsil of Khyber tribal district, sources said.

The sources said that a two-year-old boy Abu Hassan, resident of Nekikhel village in Landikotal was confirmed polio infected.

While another nine months old boy in Tora Wela far-flung area of Landikotal was also declared polio victims after their laboratory reports reached the local polio officials.

This scribe when contacted by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa polio spokesman Aqeel Yousufzai he said yet they did not receive such reports. He said they could not confirm the polio cases.

He further said the news seems to be fake and rumours appeared on social media on the two polio cases. Aqeel said they were not in a position to confirm the two polio cases as they had not been officially reported by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health officials about such development.