Did Iffat Omar Get Vaccinated Out Of Turn? [Reactions]

Actress Iffat Omar getting vaccinated has stirred up a storm on social media.

Actress Iffat Omar getting vaccinated has stirred up a storm on social media. Some are questioning why the actress was permitted to get vaccinated when the government has only allowed healthcare workers and senior citizens ages 60 and above to get vaccinated.

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Many Netizens were furious over the speculation that the senior actress was vaccinated out of turn. Currently, the free doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by China are being administered to healthcare workers and senior citizens only.


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Some people argued that while the Mohabbat Aag Si actress might look great for her age, she’s probably 60. Iffat Omar is married to a CSS officer and only has one daughter.

 

If indeed the starlet went ahead and got vaccinated when the facility is open to people aged 60 and over, the public outcry is justified.

People pointed out how the government has opened registration for people over 50-years-old who want to get vaccinated. The priority is to have those most at risk, people over 60, vaccinated first.

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Old Enough To Get Vaccinated?

The age of actresses is often shrouded in secrecy in order to avoid ageism in the industry. So how old is Iffat Omar really? We know that she’s over 40-years-old, because of a comment she made during an interview with Sheheryar Munawar and Maya Ali.

In their appearance on Iffat Omar’s web show, Say It All, when Sheheryar commented how she might be 28, the Kaanch Kay Par actress said she’s 48-years-old.


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The starlet started her career as a model in the 1970s. By the 1990s she was a successful model and soon she made her drama debut. She really established herself as an actor with Pakistan Television (PTV) sit-com Family Front in 1997.

Based on that math the actress has been working for over 40 years in the biz. So how old is she really?

 

Political Ties & Human Trials

Meanwhile, pictures of Federal Minister for Housing and Works, Tariq Bashir Cheema, and his family getting vaccinated out of turn has Netizens furious. Iffat Omar is seen getting a shot in the video clip shared by Nawal Tariq Cheema.

Previously Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) ex-Governor Sindh, Muhammad Zubair’s daughter, and son-in-law were vaccinated out of turn.

 

Apparently, the actress and the minister clarified that they got booster shots not the vaccine. However, the public isn’t sold on the explanation.

 

Turns out Pakistan only received doses of the ‘Cansino’ vaccine for phase three of testing or human testing just today. Additionally, human trials are carried out in hospitals or other medical research facilities, in case something goes wrong.

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There are calls for action against Tariq Bashir Cheema and Iffat Omar.

 

Do you believe their explanation? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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