Via The Express Tribune, a bizarre report: In the line of fire: Vehicle of polio drive supervisor targeted in Parachinar. Excerpt:
Personnel of the levies forces opened fire on the car of polio drive supervisor Dr Masoom Begum in Parachinar on Tuesday. Gulzar, her brother who was driving the vehicle, was injured and rushed to the hospital.
Political administration started an investigation into the case and held a crisis meeting with the administration officers and personnel from health department.
Initial investigation revealed Masoom Begum’s car had broken down in Torsa, Parachinar. Gulzar approached personnel station at a levies check post to ask for help.
However, the levies personnel were offended that Gulzar decided to park the car at the spot. As a result, they fired seven rounds on the vehicle, leaving Gulzar injured.
Masoom Begum was a part of a special polio drive that kicked off in Parachinar to vaccinate 123,000 children against the crippling virus. Besides polio, injections will also be administered to vaccinate children against other diseases.
Meanwhile, VOA reports that a polio worker in Kandahar, Afghanistan was shot and killed on Monday.