According to the complainant, polio team visited the actor’s house which is located in Faisal Town Lahore and he accused that on reaching their home, Fawad’s wife misbehaved with the team and refused to vaccinate her daughter.
An FIR (First Information Report) has been lodged against Pakistani Actor Fawad Khan and his wife Sadaf Khan after they allegedly stopped polio team to administer an anti-polio vaccination to their daughter on Wednesday. Later on Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication Babar Atta said that the team wanted to vaccinate Fawad’s daughter but first their driver exchanged harsh words with them.
There’s news coming in that the actor Fawad Khan refuses #polio drops to his children? @babarbinatta is it correct? Heard there were other issues as well?— Iftikhar Firdous (@IftikharFirdous) February 20, 2019
Moreover he says that ‘’Mrs. Fawad wanted to immunize her daughter from UK that will give their daughter defense against WPV1’’. ‘’But the protection from wild poliovirus can only be assured with Oral polio vaccine’’, he added. Later on, Fawad’s manager delivered a statement that the actor and his wife were not at home when the vaccination team arrived. They have been out of country since February 13 2019.
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
Currently, he is the US on his trip titled ‘Date with Fawad Khan’. “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 said. The statement said that Fawad fully supports the anti-polio campaign. The government launched a countrywide three-day anti-polio campaign on February 18,. The immunization of at least 13.2 million kids less than five years of age was targeted during the initiative.
Its a parent's right to ask questions on polio vaccine & our duty to respond, but none has the right to scold our teams while they are performing their duties. As per DC Lahore They tried for 2 days to convince the family. https://t.co/30kQoX6dvp— Babar Atta (@babarbinatta) February 20, 2019
So, how can you blame Fawad Khan when he wasn't even in the country? This is so unprofessional— Tuaha Sohail (@TuahaSohail) February 20, 2019
Press release by #FawadKhan's public relations team. pic.twitter.com/hjuf2TClHR— Fawad Khan FC (@TeamFawadAKhan) February 20, 2019