Amid reports of the emergence of several polio cases, the government has decided to administrator polio vaccines to children of up to 10 years of age.
Previously, the age limit for polio vaccines was five years, which will now be increased to 10 years in its next campaign.
The authorities have decided to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against the disease after several Polio cases surfaced last week.
In the first phase, anti-Polio drops will be administered to all children from Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) and Afghanistan on a priority basis.
In the second phase, the polio workers will visit public and private schools to administer the vaccine.
Moreover, the government has decided to take strict action against families who decline to vaccinate their children.
Polio workers have been advised to persuade such families through all possible means. If unsuccessful, the local authorities will take serious action against the parents.