Polio 56, Pakistan zero
KARACHI: With reference to your editorial “Polio 56, Pakistan zero” (November 10), the government should prevent people from polio-infected areas from traveling to other parts of the country. If stringent steps are not taken, the World Health Organisation may recommend a travel ban on all Pakistanis to prevent the spread of polio. The recent polio virus in Syria is thought to have originated in Pakistan and probably transmitted by pilgrims.
Shakir Lakhani
Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2013