QUETTA (Web Desk) – Balochistan’s first and Pakistan’s third polio case reported in Quetta as a two-year-old boy was diagnosed with the crippling disease.

According to official sources, Mohammad Ikram, a 24-month old toddler from Quetta city was diagnosed with the virus.

Dr Syed Saif ur Rehman, Chief of Polio Emergency Cell, said the recurring polio cases were the result of parents refusing polio drops for their children. “There has been a 90 per cent decline in refusals in Balochistan,” said Rehman.