Once again, the presence of polio virus has been confirmed in samples collected from different cities across Pakistan.

According to officials, two samples from Hangu city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one from Karachi have tested positive for polio.

These samples were taken from Hangu Civil Hospital and Jani Chowk.


Reportedly, the polio virus found in Hangu is genetically similar to the virus found in Rawalpindi.

Similarly, other samples were taken from the Kemari area of Karachi.

Overall, 27 samples in Pakistan have tested positive for polio virus so far.

A seven-day anti-polio campaign in Karachi will start from October 2.

More than 2.6 lakh children will get the vaccine, while children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years will also be given vitamin A.

During the anti-polio campaign, 3,500 personnel will be on duty.