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PTI's KPK govt set to take CIA to US Court over Polio disaster
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  • PTI leadership takes setback to anti-Polio campaign as a matter of security, safety of citizens, bigger threat than drone hits
  • Imran Khan believes CIA should pay for exclusive anti-Polio campaigns in KPK
  • PTI Chief informs philanthropists, top donors stop contributing to anti-Polio campaigns after CIA's misuse of vaccination teams
  • PTI leadership believes that after Dr. Shakeel episode, majority avoiding Polio vaccination teams, attacks on vaccinators also linked to CIA's dirty trick
  • Bill Gates Foundation also to be taken into confidence over the issue

  • By Makhdoom Babar

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf ( PTI) led government of Khyber Pakhtun Khuwah government is all set to take the US intelligence agency the Central Intellgence Agency (CIA) to US Court over the issue of the use and rather misuse of anti-Polio vaccination teams by CIA that were headed by an infamous Doctor, Shakeel Afridi whom the CIA and US government claim to be their hero while he actually turned out to be the villain for the entire global community as his dirty trick of spying in the guise anti-Polio vaccinators has put lives of millions and millions of the children across the world with Pakistan being the prime victim, The Daily Mail has learnt on good authority.

    Sources close to the PTI leadership says that it is yet to be decided that the case against this dirty act of CIA be filed by the KPK government, the PTI or any US based Pakistani who's family suffered back in Pakistan because of this dirty trick. However, it has been decidsed by the PTI leadership that CIA must be taken to the court in the US and be asked to pay for exlusive anti=Polio campaigns and also to pay for the security of the vaccinators as at was only the CIA that used Polio vaccination teams for its dirty job that has brough the situation to square one with regard to Polio combat in KPK.

    These sources say that PTI leadership believes that Dr. Afridi's spying for CIA was a separate matter and needed to be dealt with by the Foreign Office but his misuse of anti-Polio campaign is considered as a conspiracy to harm the lives of millions of children in KPK and the CIA has admitted of the same.

    The Daily Mail's investigations indicate that in the coming months, Polio is set to strike back with horrifying results, wiping out over two decades of global immunization drives. This unprecedented situation has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to label it as an "emergency" as after the use of anti-Polio volunteers by CIA in Pakistan, the generosity in the worldwide funds to combat Polio has squeezed very swiftly and majority of donors has stopped making financial contribution to the campaign, doubting it to be a CIA undercover operation

    "We're seeing all over the world a buildup of young adults who were never exposed to polio virus, because polio has been eradicated from their area and there have been declining vaccination coverage levels", WHO's Oliver Rosenbauer told The Lancet Infectious Diseases. He was also reported as saying that after what happened in Pakistan, the funds from donors have fallen very short, making the combat very difficult.

    "If polio virus gets in this group, there could be some really devastating outbreaks, far deadlier than we have seen in the past," he added.

    The Daily Mail's investigations further reveal that shocked by the shameful use of Polio vaccination teams in Pakistan by the CIA for espionage activities, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, commonly known as the Bill Gates Foundation, at one stage, also contemplated to sue the CIA over the issue which has caused a major set-back to Polio eradication campaign in Pakistan with Bill Gates foundation spending $85 million for the cause.

    According to these investigations, Bill Gates, was briefed by certain influential Pakistani official, based in the US and having feelings for the PTI that the Polio vaccination campaign had suffered a major setback in Pakistan after it was established that America's Central Intelligence Agency had been using the local anti-Polio vaccination teams across Pakistan for espionage activities including info on former Al-Qaeda Chief Osama Bin Laden and that the raid in Pakistani city of Abborabad by US seals was conducted on the info provided one of the Pakistani doctors, heading some anti-Polio vaccination teams in disguise. He was also informed that after this development, there was great deal of fear amongst the parents of millions of Polio vulnerable kids about even the genuine Polio Vaccinations teams and they suspect all of them being some foreign spies and thus were avoiding all such teams, subsequently leaving millions of such kids without getting the anti-Polio drops.

    Bill Gates was also informed that after the dirty CIA trick was exposed, resulting into majority of parents, particularly in remote areas, avoiding to entertain anti-Polio teams, there was an alarming and sudden increase in the occurrence of Polio cases across Pakistan which touched the 21% in 2011 while it was on the constant decline before the shameful use of vaccination teams for espionage activities by CIA. He was informed that number of Polio cases was recorded as 36 in 2010 but instead of declining, owing to the growing espionage suspicions against the vaccination teams, it reached to 63 in 2011 after it was revealed that many anti-Polio vaccination teams actually comprised the CIA spies. Bill was also informed that many circles in Pakistan were suspecting as if B&MGF were facilitating the CIA as the Bill Gates Foundation was the most generous private donor for anti-Polio campaign in Pakistan, making $85 million for the noble cause. He was briefed that the dirty CIA game had not jeopardize the future of millions of Pakistani children but to this action of CIA, there was every likelihood of spreading of this menace virus to neighboring countries including China and India with populations in billions. According to the WHO, Pakistan has become a "hotbed" of the deadly strain of polio which threatens to spread globally if not checked.

    The UNICEF too said recently that Pakistan could potentially be the last polio reservoir worldwide standing in the way of global polio eradication, unless progress was accelerated. According to the WHO, Pakistan is affected by nationwide transmission of WPV1, and is the location of the only wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) case in Asia. The WHO said that the deadly strain of polio has spread to China from Pakistan and travelers to and from Pakistan should be fully protected by vaccination. The WHO also warned countries ahead of the Hajj season. "Wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) genetically linked to virus currently circulating in Pakistan has been isolated in China," the WHO said. Chinese news agency Xinhua also reported last year that four infants in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region had been diagnosed with Polio which had a 99 percent resemblance with the wild poliovirus found in Pakistan.

    The Daily Mail's investigations indicate that a Sweden-based NGO has contacted some PTI leaders to launch a world-wide campaign to highlight the consequences and aftermath of the unscrupulous and unethical operation of CIA which has put the future health of billions of children across the world, particularly in Pakistan making them quite vulnerable to the menace of Polio. The NGO that prefers to remain undisclosed until the launch of the campaign stated that it would launch media campaigns and a series of workshops and rallies across Europe and the US to highlight what was emerging out of the CIA's unethical act of using anti-Polio vaccinators as spies.

    The Daily Mail's investigations reveal that there were already some doubts amongst the people living in the far flung and rather deserted areas of KP and Baluchistan provinces as well as FATA about the Polio vaccination campaigns and all such campaigns in these areas were not much encouraged in the past. However after the US disclosure that it's CIA used the vaccination teams as spies, the controversy got solid grounds and thus majority, since then started avoiding vaccinating their kids through all such teams. These investigations indicate that that though the aftermath of the CIA's unethical act is affecting mainly the rural areas of country, yet the major threat of Polio also looms mainly in the same remote areas.

    The Daily Mail has learnt that the PTI leadership believes that the CIA's adverse impact on anti-polio campaign is bigger than on the safety and security of the people of KPK through the Drone hits threats as the drone attacks could be time specific but the Polio virus, if not eradicate with all the comprehensions, would remain there for ever as a permanent threat.

    These investigations indicate the PTI leadership is finalizing a strategy in this regard and a team of high profile US lawyers would be organized while the Bill Gates Foundation would also be taken onboard while on the other side, a worldwide social campaign in this direction be launched through global NGOs.
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    Thursday, March 13, 2014