Award-winning Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has landed in a legal tussle. On Wednesday, the actor was booked for refusing polio vaccination drops for his children, according to Geo News. The report adds that an FIR was filed against the actor at the Faisal Town Police Station. Along with him, five more people were booked over the same charge. It was further revealed that four of the cases were filed at the Faisal Town police station and the remaining two at the Model Town police station.
Soon after the incident, spokesperson of Prime Minister Imran Khan's Polio taskforce Babar Bin Atta said in a statement, "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.” He also alleged that the Lahore Deputy Commissioner told him that when the anti-polio team went to vaccinate Fawad’s child, the actor’s driver and family misbehaved with them.
Meanwhile, the actor along with all other Pakistani artists are banned from working in India by All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA). This is in the wake of the recent terror attacks, that took place in Kashmir's Pulwama district where over 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives.