Minister under fire for using influence to get family vaccinated for Covid-19

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Staff Reporter

The Federal Minister for Housing Tariq Bashir Cheema of the Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q), which is an ally of the ruling PTI, came under fire on Tuesday after video clips surfaced on social media allegedly showing several of his family members getting vaccinated for the coronavirus.

The video clips, that were originally shared on the Instagram account of one of Cheema’s relatives, showed health workers vaccinating several people gathered at someone’s home.

The people in the video can be seen flashing the thumbs-up sign after being administered the jab. However, the minister — in a statement reported by TV channels — denied using his political influence to have members of his family vaccinated.