ISLAMABAD: The National Emergence Operation Centre (NEOC) on Friday confirmed two new polio cases from Quetta and Bannu.
According to an NEOC official, so far this year, up to 47 polio cases have been reported from across the country.
He added that out of the total, 36 cases have been reported from Khyber Pakthunkwa (KP) and its merged tribal districts, three cases from Balochistan, five cases from Punjab and three cases from Sindh.
He said that the cause behind poliovirus in both children from Bannu and Quetta was refusal of polio vaccination by parents.
He added that after confirmation of poliovirus, the parents accepted that they refused the vaccination for their children on wrong propaganda.
With confirmation of poliovirus in 10-month old child in Bannu, the tally of polio cases reached at 26 in Bannu Division only.