Recent reports have revealed that Taliban has imposed a ban on polio vaccinations. Even a tribal jirga has been reported to have supported the ban.
It has been unveiled that Sami ul-Haq, nicknamed the Father of the Taliban, got his grandson the polio drops and also encouraged others to follow suit. Surprisingly, Mr. Haq had been a great supporter of World Health Organization and UNICEF.
However, recently he has withdrawn his support from the vaccination campaigning, after he acknowledged that the campaign was established last year amid hunt for Osama Bin Laden by CIA.
Shakil Afridi, the doctor from Pakistan, who set up the vaccination campaign, has been imprisoned for 33 years; this has set a fear amongst foreign aid workers.
"The moral behind imposing a ban on the vaccination is not about whether it is unIslamic or not, but the moral comes from the case of Shakil Afridi", said Mr. Haq.
Mr. Haq emphasized that the people who ran the campaign were not in the region to promote polio vaccinations; instead many agencies were working behind them to fulfill their own goals. In the aid of the campaign they were carrying out, some other work was being accomplished.
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