Taliban ban anti-polio jabs in SWA
26 June, 2012
WANA: The local fiction of the Taliban on Monday imposed a ban on administering polio vaccinations in South Waziristan Agency (SWA) and its adjacent localities. They said that the ban would remain intact until the US-led drone and spy attacks ended in the Tribal Areas.
This was stated in a pamphlet, which was distributed in Wana bazaars against the polio vaccination drive. As per the pamphlet, international NGOs were driving fake vaccination campaigns to spy for the US and its allied forces in Tribal Areas.
They argued that Dr Shakil Afridi helped the US and NATO forces to hold Abbottabad operation. Besides, several innocents were being killed by US drone attacks in North and South Waziristan, adding due to massive drone attacks, the locals had become "mentally sick".