A video of Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan slapping Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNA Qadir Khan Mandokhel has gone viral. The incident took place off-air after the two were seen brawling with each other on Express News‘ talk show, ‘Kal Tak with Javed Chaudhry’.
In a verbal fight during the show, Mandokhel accused Awan of being corrupt, which led to a heated scuffle between the two. Firdous slapped Mandokhel after the argument.
Awan claimed in a tweet that Mandokhel had used foul language which angered her, and that only a one-sided story was being shared in the viral video.
She said that after consultation, legal action will be taken against Mandokhel.
No statement has been issues by Mandokhel so far.
Twitterati reacts to the slap
Raza Rumi tweeted, “Is it a TV show or a madhouse with no warden?”
“These are senior politicians. She is the face of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI),” tweeted another Twitter user.
“She is taking advantage of being a woman. What if a man slapped her?,” read another tweet.