Times of Oman
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Lawmaker links spread of polio virus to drones
May 14, 2014 , 7 : 51 am GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
A child being administered his polio drops. Photo - AFP
With travel restrictions imposed on Pakistan for its inability to control the spread of polio virus, parliamentarians yesterday passed a unanimous resolution, vowing to make Pakistan polio-free, Express News reported.
Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar informed the house that no new case has been detected in Punjab and Balochistan while there has been an increase in the number of instances in Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
A few lawmakers also locked horns over how to tackle the epidemic during the session.
During a debate on the issue in the National Assembly, Jamiat-e-Ulema-Islami Fazl (JUI-F) lawmaker Maulana Jamaluddin blamed the US drone campaign for the presence of polio in the country.
He called on the government to divert its attention and resources to investigate the link between polio and the unmanned aircraft that hover over the tribal belt of Pakistan.
"They (US) kill us through drones and also spread polio," Jamaluddin said. He, however, himself did not give any substantial proof to back his claims.
Rubbishing this bizarre allegation, Pakistan People's Party member of National Asswmbly Nafeesa Shah said connecting drones with polio was propaganda manufactured by the enemies of state and that the government should squash such conspiracies.
"It is a national shame that travel restrictions have been imposed on Pakistani nationals," Nafeesa lamented, adding that Pakistan was one of the three countries exporting the virus.
Rate this Article
Rates : 1, Average : 1
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
Back to Article
May 14 at 10 : 15 am
polio virus was brought by the Saudi Prince who hunted our rare birds.
Latest in this section
U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports
With extra weight, kids’ hearts change shape
Investors eye third quarter medical use from hospitals, insurers
Conjoined twin Texas babies to take first step to separation surgery
Patients with diseased leg arteries who quit smoking live longer
TOP RATED ARTICLES
Oman health: Sur Hospital scotches rumours of Ebola case
FAHAD AL GHADANI
Movie review: Fury
Siddharth Akhouri - Special to Times of Oman
His Majesty, leaders exchange Hijri New Year greetings
Sunidhi’s solo show to be held in Muscat on December 6
Times News Service
More in News
Sri Lanka restores blood-soaked railway to Tamil heartland
It's Different! Discovering pop legend Michael Jackson's popularity in rural India
Bucharest 'khans' reborn after decades of neglect
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
More in Features
Isil poses a direct threat to Turkey’s national security
How PPP is still sinning against Sindh
Muslim Brotherhood courts Isis for support
What does Hashmi’s loss portend for 3-way battle?
Conspiracy theories are afoot in plenty
More in Columns
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial