FIR filed against Pakistani actor Fawad Khan for refusing polio vaccination for his daughter
A case was registered against Pakistani actor Fawad Khan on Wednesday after his family refused polio vaccination for his daughter. According to a report published in Geo News, an FIR has been filed against six people including Fawad Khan at the Faisal Town police station.
Prime Minister’s Polio task Force spokesperson Babar Bin Atta 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.”
The spokesperson further alleged that the Lahore Deputy Commissioner told him that Fawad’s driver and family misbehaved with the anti-polio team when they had gone to vaccinate the child.
On the other hand, Fawad Khan’s media team has rejected reports that he refused to allow an anti-polio team to administer drops to his daughter. In a statement, Fawad’s media team issued a statement saying, “It has been widely reported that an FIR has been registered against Fawad Khan stating that he on February 19 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 February 13, 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.”
The statement further said, “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 reserves the right for appropriate legal redress, including all such remedies against any damages caused by this event, should the FIR not be cancelled,” it concluded.