Conservative politician Afshan Rafiq asked Norwegians not to travel. Her husband traveled to Pakistan

Afshan RafiqPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

City council politician Afshan Rafiq (H) in Oslo asked people not to travel abroad on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). At the same time, her husband, Aamir Sheikh (H), is in Pakistan.

Rafiq told newspaper VG that Aamir Sheikh booked a trip to Pakistan just over the New Year due to work and that he left when his father became ill.

On Thursday, Afshan Rafiq appealed to people during NRK’s Debatten show, urging people not to travel abroad.

“I really want to urge all those to who this applies, not just Norwegian Pakistanis, but everyone, to try and follow the infection control rules. Secondly, if you intend to travel at Easter, there is a strong encouragement not to do so. We have a common responsibility to reduce the infection,” Rafiq said during Debatten.


She says that her father-in-law’s illness was decisive for her husband’s decision to leave.

Sheikh says that the wedding he visited complied with the Pakistani guidelines and pointed out that both her husband and his father had corona.

“I was supposed to go on a business trip, and then I was told that my father is ill. I want to encourage everyone not to travel, as long as it is not strictly necessary,” Sheikh himself told VG.

In November last year, Sheikh stated on his Facebook page that he had been hospitalized for five days due to corona.

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1 Comment on "Conservative politician Afshan Rafiq asked Norwegians not to travel. Her husband traveled to Pakistan"

  1. Don’t do as I do, do as I say.

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