Daily Archives: June 1, 2014

For a country of 200m, with a modern economy, an elected democratic government, nuclear weapons and one of the largest armies in the world, today’s defining image of Pakistan is that of the principal global incubator of polio – a disease that disables children and was on the verge of being wiped out before Pakistan’s lack of governance got in the way.

The World Health Organisation’s declaration of a global emergency, and its stipulation that all Pakistanis travelling abroad after June 1 must show they have been vaccinated against polio is considered by many a disgrace to the nation. Read more