Polio worker murdered in Mohmand fell victim to personal enmity


ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police on Monday arrested one of the two main accused in the murder of a polio worker in Mohmand district of the province.

According to Focal Person to the Prime Minister on Polio Eradication, Babar Atta, the accused admitted to killing Wajid “as a result of personal enmity”.

Earlier, Atta took to Twitter to announce the incident and vowed to bring the murderer to justice.

In a tweet, he said that a young polio worker, identified as Wajid from Mohmand tribal district, embraced Shahadat as “reportedly he was trying to convince a chronically refusing family to allow vaccination to the child.”

“I give Wajid’s family my word that I will personally follow this case to its conclusion,” he assured.

In another tweet, the focal person said the police and other law enforcing agencies were conducting raids to arrest the killers. “Parents can refuse polio vaccination but attacking & then killing innocent polio workers will not be tolerated, no matter what. InshaAllah legal actions will do the talking. I promise my polio teams.”