Lady Polio workers shot dead in Quetta

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Lady Polio workers shot dead in Quetta

QUETTA – Two women polio workers were killed during a firing incident in Shalkot area of Quetta on Thursday after year’s first countrywide campaign launched earlier this week.

According to police, unknown assailants targeted a team of polio vaccinators when two women got injured. They were shifted to hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. The deceased women have identified as mother and her daughter.

The police have launched an investigation into the case to trace the culprits.

In the recent campaign, according to health officials, 19.15 million children will be administered polio drops in Punjab, 8.7 million in Sindh, 5.68 million in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 2.46 million in Balochistan, 1.03 million in Federally Administered Tribal Areas, 0.74 million in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 0.237 million in Gilgit-Baltistan and 0.313 million children in Islamabad.