Travelling without polio dose banned

May 16, 2014 - 7:32:00 am

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan yesterday announced that residents of its restive tribal belt would not be able to travel to other parts of the country without getting vaccination against polio.

The move came days after Pakistan said it would set up mandatory immunisation points at airports to help stop its polio outbreak spreading abroad, in response to new guidelines by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

“(The) Prime Minister decided to involve (the)... Army to ensure security on all FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area) border points to regulate ingress of people from FATA into settled areas only after polio vaccine has been administered,” a statement from prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s office said.                                      AFP