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One killed in tribal clash From Rafiullah Mandokhail.

ZHOB, February 16, 2010 (Balochistan Times): One person was killed while four others were injured in a tribal clash. According to details Allah Dad S/O Khazan killed and four other got injured seriously over land dispute here at Killi ozai Ghobani area of Zhob. The victim and the injured were shifted to Civil hospital Zhob in critical condition. Later the body of deceased was handed over to heirs for burial after medico-legal proceedings. Police have registered a case into the incident but no arrest is made till filling this report. PROTEST: Residents of Tehsil Kakar Khurasan Qamar Din Karez staged a protest demonstration against unannounced and unscheduled load shedding. They chanted slogans against QESCO authorities. They complained that minor fault in the transmission suspend the supply of power to the area for days and the slight wind is sufficient for the suspension of power to the area, which has made the lives of the people of the area miserable and in this chilly weather has further increased the problems of the people of the area manifold. f Five districts of Balochistan have been put in high risk category of polio By Our Staff Writer QUETTA: Five districts of Balochistan have been put in the high risk category of polio as a total of 49 cases of the crippling disease were reported since 2005 with one fresh in first month of 2010 in Quetta. The Provincial Coordinator of Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI) Balochistan Dr. Muhammad Ayub Kakar told that the district declared the polio high risk include Quetta, Pishin, Killa Abdullah, Jafferabad and Naseerabad. Out of the 48 polio cases reported till 2009 since 2005, Killa Abdullah district was on the top with the maximum 15 polio virus carrier children. Then comes Quetta district where in all 11 cases were reported during the five years period while one fresh case was turned up in January 2010. In Jafferabad, five cases of the disease were reported during the five-year time. Dr. Ayub Kakar maintained that altogether 11 cases were reported only during the last year. Of them, five cases were reported in Killa Abdullah, two each in Quetta and Shirani as well as one each in Pishin and Jafferabad. About the surveillance of the polio cases, he informed that a compact programme has been initiated to closely watch the occurrence of the polio. In view of the alarming situation of the polio cases, special measures are being adopted for their prevention in the province. He said that a major three-day campaign has already been launched for the purpose, in which it was targeted to vaccinate the 2.160 million children of below five years age in 30 districts of the province. For the purpose, 6,560 teams have been constituted and dispatched to different areas of the province in order to administer the anti-polio vaccine to the children. He mentioned that in some parts of the province, the refusal to the polio vaccine is coming up, which may lead to the more polio cases.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 16, 2010
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