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Sindh govt. Suspends health official after Zubair Umar’s family receives COVID vaccine shot

Sindh government on Sunday has suspended BPS-18 Deputy District Officer Health Dr. Annela Quershi over the violation of SOPs during the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Dow Ojha Campus vaccination center.

The moves came after the reports surfaced that the former Sindh governor and PML-N leader Mohammad Zubair’s daughter and son in law got COVID-19 vaccine in Karachi, which was provided for the frontline health workers in Sindh by the federal government.

As being reported, the provincial government has formed an inquiry committee under the supervision of Fayyaz Hussain Abbasi to investigate the matter and submit a report within three working days.

The matter came to light as photos of the COVID-19 vaccine recipients went viral on social media.


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Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning and Development and NCOC Head, in a tweet said that the forum has received complaints regarding the administration of COVID vaccine to other than frontline healthcare workers in Karachi.

He added that NCOC took strict notice and directed the provincial government to only administer the COVID vaccine to frontline healthcare workers.

Asad Umar is also the younger brother of PML-N’s leader Mohammad Zubair Umar.

Dr. Shahbaz Gill,  Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Political Communication, taking to Twitter also criticized the PPP-led Sindh government for administering China’s Sinopharm vaccine to politicians and their families.

Saman Siddiqui

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