A family in Peshawar was temporarily apprehended by staff at the Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar on September 18 for possessing a bag containing mosquitoes suspected to be carriers of a lethal disease, the director of the hospital, Dr Shahzad Akbar, told DawnNews on Wednesday.

A man, his wife, son and daughter, all residents of Peshawar's Pishtakhara area, told the security guard at the hospital that they had been promised payment for letting the virus-spreading mosquitoes loose in the hospital, according to Dr Akbar.