The PTI Minister appeared on the ARY show “Off the record” hosted by anchorperson Kashif Abbasi, alongside senior PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira and PML-N Senator Javed Abbasi on Tuesday night. During the segment, Vawda pulled out an army boot in an effort to scorn PPP and PML-N leaders for voting in favour of the recently passed Army Act.
What was the aftermath?
Upon Vawda doing this, both Abbasi and Kaira left the show in protest. While speaking to Dawn News, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb stated that Vawda’s stunt did not dignify a response.
Former law minister and PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah, while appearing on a separate TV show last night, said that the whole nation was witnessing the activities of a “joker” and added that “the government wanted to make a joke of the army as an institution”.
PPP leader Sherry Rehman also condemned Vawda’s behaviour. “This can’t be normalised, no matter what the point of the parody,” she said in a tweet. “Disappointed and disgusted that public discourse has sunk to this level.”
“It is everyone’s right to critique another’s actions but this, this plumbs new depths. Cheap thrills just got a whole lot cheaper,” she added.
No PTI leader has yet commented on the incident.
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