Published on December 21, 2012 at 5:35 AM
"An alliance of Pakistani clerics will hold demonstrations across the country against the killings of polio eradication campaign workers, leaders said on Thursday," according to Reuters, which adds, "Tahir Ashrafi, who heads the moderate Pakistan Ulema Council, said that 24,000 mosques associated with his organization would preach against the killings of health workers during Friday prayers" (Zahra-Malik, 12/19). "It may be too soon to accurately assess the impact of this week's violence on eradication in Pakistan or globally," the New York Times writes, noting "the United Nations suspended its anti-polio work in Pakistan on Wednesday" (Walsh/McNeil, 12/19).
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