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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Well being Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra.
  • KP Well being Minister Taimur Jhagra clarifies he was invited to a non-public iftar occasion the place he was solely anticipating a couple of shut buddies.
  • Minister lands in scorching waters after being booked for attending a crowded iftar occasion at a non-public lodge.
  • Says he was unaware of the placement of the gathering and the variety of folks attending.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Well being Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra has responded to the criticism over violation of coronavirus commonplace working procedures by him when he not too long ago attended an iftar occasion.

Jhagra clarified that he was invited to a non-public iftar occasion the place he was solely anticipating a couple of shut buddies, Geo Information reported on Wednesday.

The minister landed in scorching waters after he was booked for attending a crowded iftar occasion at a non-public lodge amid strict coronavirus restrictions in place throughout the nation.

Many of the attendees, together with the well being minister, didn’t put on masks and had been discovered violating social distancing guidelines.

Learn extra: KP Well being Minister Taimur Jhagra booked for violating COVID-19 SOPs

Photos of the iftar went viral and the district administration took immediate discover of it. The restaurant was sealed after an FIR was registered.

The well being minister stated he was unaware of the placement of the gathering and the variety of folks attending.

Particular Assistant Arif Ahmadzai stated the occasion was organised earlier than the imposition of a lockdown and part 144.

PM Imran Khan shocked: sources

A senior PTI chief and cupboard member advised The Information, on the situation of anonymity, that Prime Minister Imran Khan was shocked when he got here to know in regards to the iftar-dinner attended by Jhagra.

“Actually the government has called the army only to help ensure that SOPs are implemented. This one incident involving the health minister damaged the entire cause,” he stated.

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