KPK health minister booked for violating SOPs at iftar party in restaurant

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra and the owner and manager of a restaurant of a local restaurant have been booked for violating coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) by hosting an iftar party on Monday.

District administration said it took timely action after pictures of the iftar were shared on social media.

The photos show that Jhagra and others are not observing social distancing and the health minister has not donned a face mask either. Dining at restaurants was banned by authorities last week to curb the spread of the coronavirus in major cities of KP, including Peshawar.

According to report, the minister had iftar and dinner with a dozen people in the restaurant.

The restaurant had been sealed.

The FIR was registered under Sections 6 to 17 of the Epidemic Control and Emergency Relief Act, 2020.