In Pakistan, the polio vaccination campaign in many areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area was halted as mass hysteria persisted following rumours of reactions in some children to the vaccines.
Police have arrested a suspect for scaremongering and charged 12 others with setting on fire a basic health unit on Monday. A policeman assigned for the security to a polio team in Bannu district was shot dead.
Dawn reports that yesterday morning, a large number of parents in different areas of Charsadda district refused to have vaccines administered to their children. (AIR NEWS)