Firdous Ashiq Awan slaps PPP MNA Qadir Khan on TV show. Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan made headlines again on Thursday after footage of her getting into a physical altercation with PPP MNA Qadir Khan Mandokhail went viral on social media.
The incident occurred when the two appeared on Express News talk show, Kal Tak, hosted by senior journalist Javed Chaudhry. What started as a discussion about the government’s performance and excessive load shedding in parts of the country, turned into a shouting match between the two over the recent train collision in Sindh’s Ghotki district which claimed the lives of more than 60 people.
“Your statement was akin to pouring salt on someone’s wounds,” he said, to which Awan claimed that her statement had been misconstrued. From there, the two continued to butt heads as the host and PML-N’s Uzma Bukhari watched on.
“Where was your chief minister?” yelled Awan as Mandokhail shouted back, asking whether the federal or the provincial government was responsible for the railway. However, the situation escalated when Mandokhail brought up the corruption allegations against Awan.
“Look who is talking, the one who is bathed in corruption from head to toe.” she said.
“What about you? You were a minister, didn’t you do corruption with buses?” Mandokhail hit back.
Firdous Ashiq Awan slaps PPP MNA Qadir Khan on TV show
“He is lying. Prove your claims. I will file a defamation suit against you. Stop spewing nonsense,” she said, slapping the desk. The two continued to yell over each other as the host quickly cut to a break.
یہ ٹی وی شو ہے یا پاگل خانہ جس کا کوئ وارڈن نہیں۔ عوام کو ہمہ وقت بد تہذیبی کا سبق دیا جاتا ہے اور یہ باور کیا جاتا ہے کہ گفتگو کا یہی طریقہ ہے۔ pic.twitter.com/ghQrBxOEMo
— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) June 9, 2021
But it was not the talk show that caused the SACM to once again trend on social media. Shortly after, a video clip surfaced on the internet showing Awan physically attacking and slapping Mandokhail.
In the video, the PPP leader tries to grab her arm to defend himself. However, other people present on the set quickly intervene before the situation escalates.