Pakistan-born Canadian writer Tarek Fatah was recently trolled by Mehwish Hayat and other Twitter users after he posted a scene from Mehwish’s and Fahad Mustafa’s Load Wedding in an attempt to discredit Pakistan.

The video shows a mother slamming the door on two polio workers while screaming, “I will never ever allow my children to take these drops. Never never will my kids drink these drops. Never.”

Soon after the video was shared, Mehwish responded to Tarek and let him know that the video he shared was from her film and the scene aimed to raise awareness about polio. She called him out for spreading fake news and snubbed him by asking him “to verify the source before posting [any misleading videos] next time.


People also started trolling the writer for posting the video. Minister for Human Right Shireen Mazari also applauded Mehwish for exposing a “rabid Pakistan-hater!”

Meanwhile, in 2016, an actual video went viral of a woman fighting polio workers who had come to her house to vaccinate her children. All the dialogues of the Load Wedding scene were taken from the actual footage with minor amendments.