The United Kingdom’s Labour Party has suspended Whalley Range councillor Aftab Razaq for violating coronavirus protocols after he attended a wedding in Pakistan.

BBC reported that photos were shared on Facebook last weekend allegedly showing Manchester City Councillor Aftab Razaq at the celebration in the city of Kharian. Under the current COVID-19 rules in the UK, it is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes.

Councillor Pat Karney, secretary of Manchester Labour, explained that he would “thoroughly investigate the matter”. He told BBC that the Labour group had seen the photographs but “despite their best efforts”, they have not been able to contact the Whalley Range councillor who was vaccinated against COVID in Jan 2021.


“All Manchester councillors must rigorously abide by Covid regulations and we will take action against any individual who does not,” Karney told BBC.