FIR Lodged against Fawad Khan for allegedly declining Polio vaccination?
Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan has been booked after his family refused to let the anti-polio team give vaccination drops to his children earlier today in Lahore.
As per the spokesperson, a First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged against the Kapoor and Sons protagonist at Faisal Town Police Station by the administration of the team.
Apart from the actor, six other people were also booked. Four of these complaints were filed at Faisal Town police station and the other two were filed at Model Town police station.
As per DC Lahore, teams wanted to immunise Fawad's daughter since yesterday. 1st his driver misbehaved with teams followed by his family. Mr. Fawad is our pride, I request him to allow teams to vaccinate the child. Lahore has had a polio case last week, we must protect the child. https://t.co/0L30OfLbMd
— Babar Atta (@babarbinatta) February 20, 2019
Talking about the news of Fawad getting booked, the spokesperson of Prime Minister’s polio taskforce Babar Bin Ata said, “As per DC Lahore, teams wanted to immunise Fawad’s daughter since yesterday. 1st his driver misbehaved with teams followed by his family. Mr. Fawad is our pride, I request him to allow teams to vaccinate the child. Lahore has had a polio case last week, we must protect the child.”
However, Fawad’s media team has issued a statement which says, “It has been widely reported that an FIR has been registered against Fawad Khan stating that he on the 19th of February interfered with governmental efforts to vaccinate his daughter at his residence. Nothing could be further from the truth as neither of the parents were home at the time of visit by the anti-polio team.”
“Fawad Khan has been outside Pakistan since the 13th of February, where he performed at the PSL opening ceremony in Dubai and is presently in the United States. His travel history clearly demonstrates the manufactured nature of the FIR and he has just come to know of the FIR through the press.”
It continues, “Fawad Khan fully supports the anti-polio drive and is very well aware of the guidelines of WHO and CDC. The vaccination of Fawad’s daughter is up to date and the record there to support the same is available.”
— Fawad Khan FC (@TeamFawadAKhan) February 20, 2019
The statement also says the actor has the right to take legal action, including the remedies for any sort of damage he endured due to this event. “Should the FIR not be cancelled,” it concludes.
Pakistan first-ever National Polio Campaign has begun last month. It aims to relinquish the disease by getting more than eight million children vaccinated. Pakistan is in the remaining three countries in the entire world that still have polio patients. Two other countries with polio include Afghanistan and Nigeria.
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