A Pakistani girl whose right leg is paralyzed from polio is held by her mother at a hospital in Peshawar. - AP Photo

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided ask the army for help in a polio eradication drive in the tribal areas.

In the first phase, the personals of the army, frontier corps and frontier constabulary will work with health officials in all the tribal areas.

The federal government and international bodies both are concerned over new polio cases especially from FATA.

From 104 new polio cases country wide, some 74 occurred in tribal areas where terrorist activities halted the anti-polio campaign for many years and where polio cases are now on the rise.

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