10 held for refusing polio vaccines to children in Pakistan

Islamabad: Police have registered cases against 160 people and arrested 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan after they refused to administer polio vaccines to their children during the ongoing anti-polio campaign, media reported Thursday.

The cases were registered under Section 144 in Nowshera district after the parents refused to let their children receive anti-polio drops, Dawn online reported.

Police initiated a crack down to arrest the remaining accused.

DIG Nowshera had ordered implementation of Section 144 in the wake of anti-polio vaccination campaign in the district and ordered police to take strict action against those who intervene and stop health teams administering polio drops to children below five years of age.

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