Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world where polio continues to be widespread. The problem is greatly exacerbated by the relentless attacks on polio immunization teams by militants, particularly the Pakistani Taliban. It is fair to say that the polio workers in Pakistan have been protecting children at the cost of their own lives.
Umair Jamal is a Pakistan based journalist covering terrorism, religious violence and security issues. He is a correspondent for The Diplomat magazine.
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