Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Friday night slapped senior anchorperson Sami Ibrahim at a wedding ceremony in Faisalabad following an argument in wake of the ongoing spat between the two.
Sami Ibrahim had alleged that some elements within Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were hatching a conspiracy against Prime Minister Imran Khan to oust him and to weaken the Pakistan Army, he added, Fawad Chaudhry is among one of them.
Fawad Chaudhry responded by using slurs against the anchorperson, he also shared Sami Ibrahim’s American Passport Picture, earlier in June, on his twitter handler, and wrote, “Bearing American Nationality ‘He is telling us USA is doing doing propaganda against Pakistan’.”
He also accused Sami of blackmailing him when he was the information minister. Fawad’s response draw widespread criticism from politicians, civil society and members of the journalist community.
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However, today late night, when both gathered at a wedding function in Faisalabad, they had a bitter argument, and Sami was slapped on his face. Following which Fawad Ch left the function.
Meanwhile, the journalist community has announced that protests would be held on Saturday to condemn the minister’s behaviour and to express solidarity with the senior journalist.