KARACHI: Seven new cases of polio have been reported from across the country, taking the overall tally of polio cases in the country this year to 111.
Of the seven cases that were reported on Wednesday, four emerged from KP — three from Laki Marwat district and one from Tank. The remaining three cases include one from Badin district in Sindh, one from Nasirabad and one from Mastung in Balochistan.
Of the 111 cases to have been reported this year, 79 are from KP, 17 from Sindh, nine from Balochistan, and six from Punjab.
Meanwhile, a countrywide anti-polio campaign is underway amid tight security measures.
During a five-day campaign in Punjab 19 million children under the age of five years are being administered the anti-polio vaccine.
In Sindh over 2.3 million children while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan over six point seven million and 2.5 million children up to five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops respectively.