Firdous Ashiq Awan slapped PPP MNA Qadir Khan Mandokhel after a heated exchange on a news show.
The video clip from the Express-News talk show hosted by Javed Chaudhry is now doing rounds on social media showing PTI leader Firdous Ashiq Awan and PPP MNA Mandokhel hurling accusations of corruption on each other.
And after the live show was switched off, Firdous Ashiq Awan slapped Mandokhel that was caught on camera and made viral afterwords.
How unfortunate for journalism, when the anchor who is supposed to be a neutral moderator, when saw this coming did not intervene to cut the ongoing arguments and let the situation got worsen.
Check out the clip below:
Hours after the incident went viral, the Punjab chief minister’s aide shared a video statement.
Dr. Firdous Awan said that a part of the video clip being shared on social media was telling just one side of the story and asked the TV channel to release the full video of the incident.
“During the talk show, PPP’s Qadir Mandokhel threatened me. He insulted my late father and me by using abusive language. I had to take an extreme step in my defence,” Awan added.