Two polio workers killed Quetta, PM Khaqan condemns

Two polio workers killed Quetta, PM Khaqan condemns

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has strongly condemned the attack on the polio team in Quetta on Thursday which resulted in the loss of two precious lives.

"Sakina Bibi, 38 and her daughter Rizwana Bibi, 16, were killed by unknown assailants while they were administering polio drops to children", senior police official Aitzaz Ahmed Goraya told AFP.

The militants accuse them of acting as spies and claim the vaccine is meant to make Muslim children sterile.

Police said that the vaccination team had not been given security as in the past the police presence had drawn attention to their work.

On January 14 one police official was martyred in a firing incident near Raisani road in Quetta.

"They died on their way to a hospital", he said.

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He has called for a report on the incident from the Chief Secretary and IG Balochistan.

"An attack on those working to serve the people is an attack on humanity", he added.

The latest attack is a continuation of the recent string of targeted attacks on police and security forces in the province since the beginning of this year.

The deadliest attack was carried out by a suicide bomber near provincial assembly last week, leaving seven policemen killed and 17 others injured. The Pakistani Taliban and another militant group, Jundullah, claimed to have been behind that attack.

Pakistan is among only two countries in the world in which polio, a crippling childhood disorder, remains endemic.

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