Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has been booked after his family denied anti-polio drops to his children.
The Lahore Police took the action on a written complaint of the polio team, which visited the Faisal Town residence of the film star where his wife ‘resisted and then misbehaved with the team’.
“Khan’s wife did not give any plausible reason for not getting her daughter administered polio drops. Either it is complete ignorance on the part of her or being a celebrity, showing no respect to the polio workers. This is highly condemnable behaviour of a celebrity family,” Muhammad Jamil, a district official, said.
Pakistani actor Fawad Khan booked
the time. However, being the head of the family, a case was registered against him.
According to Pakistani law, in addition to fine, a person has to face imprisonment up to two years for failing to administer anti-polio drops to their children.
Spokesperson of Prime Minister’s Polio taskforce Babar Bin Ata said: “Mrs. Fawad thinks getting their daughter immunised from the UK will give the child protection against WPV1 strain. Protection against Wild Poliovirus can only be guaranteed with Oral Polio Vaccine.”
“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,” he tweeted.
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