Fawad Chaudhry Responds After Slapping Anchorperson Sami Ibrahim

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Journalist Community Condemns Incident; Expresses Solidarity With Senior Journalist After Fawad Chaudhry Slaps Him

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.

Ongoing Spat between Fawad Chaudhry and Sami Ibrahim

Earlier in June, the senior anchorperson had alleged that some elements within the ruling PTI Government were hatching a conspiracy against Prime Minister Imran Khan to oust him. He also alleged that all this was done to weaken the Pakistan Army.

He alleged that Fawad Chaudhry was among the group who were conspiring against the incumbent government.

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Sami Ibrahim and Fawad Chaudhry 

The minister responded by using slurs against the anchorperson. It drew widespread criticism from politicians, civil society and members of the journalist community. He also accused Sami of blackmailing him when he was the information minister.

Criminal Proceedings Initiated By Fawad

On Friday, Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that he has initiated criminal proceedings against the senior anchorperson and he would teach him a lesson in accordance with the law.

However, later that night when both of them met at a wedding function in Faisalabad, they had a bitter argument, which led to the minister slapping him on the face.

Meanwhile, the journalist community has announced that protests would be held to condemn the minister’s behavior and to express solidarity with the senior journalist.

Fawad Chaudhry’s Response

The minister tweeted his response a few hours ago.

Whatever the case, a federal minister should show restraint and not stoop so low so as to slap another person in public. The minister of Science and Technology should respect the office of the distinguished position.

Similarly, some senior journalists have made it their mission to criticize every single step taken by the government. Their criticism stems out of hatred and they should learn to respect the profession they’re part of.

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