New Delhi: The Pakistani-Canadian journalist promoted fake video over polio drops on twitter. According to reports, Tarek had written, “Pakistani mother slams the door shut in the face of Polio workers. Screams at the two female volunteers: I will never ever allow my children to take these drops. Never never will my kids drink these drops. Never.”
Mehwish Hayat, a Pakistani actress pointed out his tweet and replied that the scene is from her movie ‘Load Wedding‘, where she is acting in the role of the polio worker in white and the angry mother of the child is another actress. She also added that, “Through the film they were raising awareness of the issue.”
Asking Tarekh to verify the source before posting next time, she said, “Glad to see our performances were so convincing.”
The tweet was later removed by Tarek after netizens came out to slam him for falsely portraying a situation.
A twitter user shared the clip on which Tarek had apparently criticized Pakistanis.