Jun 26, 2012

Pakistan to persuade Taliban to lift polio ban.

Islamabad: Pakistani authorities will make a move to persuade militants in North Waziristan to lift a ban on anti-polio vaccination teams, which was imposed as the militants believe it to be a cover for US spies, officials have said.

Local warlord Hafiz Gul Bahadur had banned the anti-polio campaign in North Waziristan, a Taliban and al Qaeda infested region bordering Afghanistan.