RAHIMYAR KHAN- A polio team was attacked today in the Khanpur area of Rahimyar Khan.

Police arrived at the scene and arrested a school teacher, identified as Ashraf, who reportedly led the attack. The polio team halted immunization activities in the area following the incident. On Tuesday, three people were injured in Gujranwala when a polio team was attacked in the area.

Polio workers are frequently targeted in the country, while many parents refuse to let health workers administer polio drops to their children. The attacks on polio teams in Punjab are rare.

This year alone, the total number of reported polio cases stands at 184 in Pakistan, which is one of only three countries in the world where polio is still endemic.