Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry slapped senior anchorperson Sami Ibrahim at a wedding ceremony in Faisalabad yesterday. The two have been in an ongoing feud that boiled over at the wedding. According to the news, an argument led to the physical altercation.
In response, the minister used slurs against the anchorperson, drawing widespread criticism from politicians. Many on twitter were quick to condemn this physical alteration.
This isn’t the first time a PTI lawmaker was caught using physical aggression. MPA Imran Ali Shah was caught on video slapping a man multiple times during a heated argument in the middle of a road in Karachi. Let’s hope the government hold Fawad accountable for his ridicules antics.
The journalist community has announced that protests would be held on today to condemn the minister’s behaviour and to express solidarity with the senior journalist.
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