Pakistani Canadian author Tarek Fatah tweeted a video with the claim that it shows a Pakistani mother denying polio workers from vaccinating her children. “Pakistani mother slams the door shut in the face of Polio workers. Screams at the two female volunteers,” reads his tweet. Fatah later took down his tweet but not before it drew more than 9,000 retweets and over 2 lakh views.
The same clip has been tweeted by other users as well.
What is this teach @ImranKhanPTI ??
“I will never ever allow my children to take these drops. Never never will my kids drink these drops. Never.”
Pakistani mother slams the door shut in the face of Polio workers. Screams at the two female volunteers: pic.twitter.com/E3ohfoC0F0
— Areesha Ashi (@AreeshaAshi) January 15, 2020
The video tweeted by Tarek Fatah is part of a 2018 movie Pakistani film ‘Load Wedding’. The lead actor Mehwish Hayat responded to Fatah’s tweet, calling out the misinformation.
The same clip was uploaded on August 2, 2018, on YouTube. One can also spot cameras and the production team in the video.
Tarek Fatah therefore tweeted a clip from a movie as a Pakistani mother refusing polio workers from giving vaccination drops to her children.
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