The last few days have been hard for the PTI leaders making headlines for the wrong reasons. A few days back Fawad Chaudhry slapped senior journalist Sami Ibrahim at a private event, and now PTI leader Masroor Ali Siyal beat up Karachi Press Club (KPC) President Imtiaz Khan Faran during a Tv program.
The incident took place during a live debate show on a private channel where some questions turned into intense arguments and led to pushing, punching, and throwing abuse at each other and PTI leader was the one to start the scuffle in the first place.
It was a shame to see such an act happen on TV
It seems that the elected government doesn’t have any respect for journalists and their incompetence is becoming a problem for their leaders who appear on TV.
The Video of the duo scuffle went viral
The video went viral over the social media in which it can clearly be seen that PTI Leader Sial who was sitting next to Imtiaz Khan, suddenly stands up and shoves the President of KPC and later starts hitting him. The fight stopped with the intervention of the channel’s management but the damage had been done.
Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Political Affairs Naeem ul Haque condemned the violent reaction of the PTI leader and demanded strict action be taken against him. He shared in his tweet,
“I want to condemn the violent reaction of PTI Leader Mansur Sial during a TV program when he beat up journalist Imtiaz Khan Farhan. This kind of behavior is unacceptable in PTI and is totally unworthy of a PTI Leader. Strict disciplinary action will be taken against Mansur.”
The Karachi Press Club (KPC) and Lahore Press Club (LPC) have put a temporary ban on the entry of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) leaders for three days in their premises. If the government does not cancel the membership of Sial and fails to apologize to Faran, the KPC will announce a protest against PTI in discussion with other journalist bodies.
The Press Release also quoted,
“Direct attacks against journalists by Fayyaz Chohan, Fawad Chaudhry and now Masroor Sial prove that the PTI wants to pen a new history of fascism in the country and it has become a norm to threaten every force that becomes the voice of the people”.
Here is the viral video below: