Pakistan police arrest parents for refusing to vaccinate children against polio , AsiaOne Asia News

March 2, 2015 2:31 PM

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Pakistan police arrest parents for refusing to vaccinate children against polio , AsiaOne Asia News

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Police in northwest Pakistan have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said on Monday.

Riaz Khan Mehsud, deputy commissioner of Peshawar, the main town of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, told AFP that 471 parents were detained and sent to jail for refusing the vaccine.

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