Islamabad: Firdous Ashiq Awan, leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the ruling party of Prime Minister Imran Khan, slapped a Pakistani MP during a live TV show. Not only this, but Firdaus also abused him. The victim MP is being told as Qadir Mandokhel of the victim MP Bilawal Bhutto’s party Pakistan Peoples Party.
It is noteworthy that Firdous is a close leader of the Pakistani Prime Minister. She has been a special assistant to Imran Khan and is currently a special assistant to the CM of Punjab province of Pakistan. When Firdous was Imran’s special assistant, she was accused of misusing the exchequer, making political appointments. Along with this, he was also accused of taking 10 percent commission from the budget of government advertisements.
Firdaus’s actions have been caught on camera and its video has gone viral on social media. People are also sharing this video fast. It can be seen in the video that during the Firdaus show, suddenly the PPP got angry on the MP and grabbed the leader’s collar. After that he slapped them. Firdous did not stop there, he also abused the PPP leaders. Seeing the matter gaining momentum, the crew members had to come and both the leaders had to be separated from there. It is being told that this incident happened during the recording of a show on Express TV by journalist Javed Chaudhary.
slap in self-defense
Firdous Ashiq Awan issued a statement on this incident and gave his clarification. He said that PPP MP Qadir Mandokhel abused and threatened him and his father. Firdous said that he slapped the PPP MP in self-defense. Qadir Mandokhel forced him to do so. She said that she will file a case of mental harassment against Qadir Mandokhel.
Firdous further said, the full video of this incident should be released so that people can know that I was forced to do this. My political reputation and prestige were at stake during the show. I am talking to my lawyers in this whole matter.