Polio cases in Pakistan rise to 220

KARACHI: After three new cases were reported in Sindh and Balochistan on Friday, the total number of polio cases in Pakistan has risen to 22.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) sources, two cases were reported in Korangi, Karachi while the third surfaced in Zhob, Balochistan.

The new cases were reported in the backdrop of World Polio Day being observed globally. Only three countries, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan still have transmission of the polio virus.

In his message on World Polio Day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed to eradicate polio from Pakistan.