Journalists and social media react to Fawad Chaudhary slapping Sami Ibrahim

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Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhary slaps anchorperson Sami Ibrahim in a marriage ceremony.
  • Minister for Science and Technology slapped the BOL TV anchorperson Sami Ibrahim at a wedding ceremony.
  • The fight started off by the allegations of anchorperson who forecasted the possibility of forming a forward bloc.
  • Journalists and social media communities highly condemned the act by the federal minister.

Federal Minister for Science and Technology slapped the BOL TV anchorperson Sami Ibrahim at a wedding ceremony. Both were invited to the same marriage ceremony. The minister already had a verbal communique with the anchorperson over social media sites where they exchanged heated words against each other.

The brawl started off by the allegations of anchorperson who forecasted the possibility of forming a forward bloc within the ruling political party. Fawad Chaudhary responded by saying that the Sami Ibrahim is doing so because I had not given them 2 million rupees for advertisements.

Also see: Breaking: Fawad Chaudhry slaps BOL anchorperson Sami Ibrahim

If I give him an advertisement of worth 2 million rupees than he would have licked my feet like a dog day and night. His own wife and children are in the U.S.”, said Fawad Chaudhary in his tweet while responding to the allegations of Sami Ibrahim.

Don’t try to be an intellectual by wearing a rubber band and a shirt like transgender. Thanks to Salman for not telling the exact reason for dispelling you from the job. One should be in his limits”, Fawad Chaudhary censured personal attack over social media site Twitter.

Reaction by Journalists

Journalists and social media communities highly condemned the physical attack by the minister against the BOL TV anchorperson.

Journalist Khawar Ghumman condemned the attack saying, “no matter what was the level of dispute between Sami Ibrahim and Fawad Chaudhary, physical assault is not acceptable to anyone.”

Arif Hamid Bhatti has said, “This was not the slap on the face of Sami Ibrahim but on the democracy and journalism in Pakistan. Journalists, Journalist community, press club highly protest this act of aggression. Punishment would be given to Fawad Chaudhary. The journalists who fight against dictatorship can’t be pressed by such acts.”

Dr. Shahid Masood ex-Managing Director of Pakistan Television has also condemned the move in his tweet and said, “The act of brutality against Sami Ibrahim by a federal minister is extremely condemnable.”

 

“Physical assault on Sr. Journalist, Sami Ibrahim is unacceptable. What kind of culture we are promoting. Fawad Ch should have adopted a legal course in case he has problems with Sami. I don’t agree with Sami on many issues but a slap on his face is a slap on journalists,” said Journalist Mazhar Abbass condemning the regressive act by the federal minister.

The reaction by the social media community

A Twitter user has said that Fawad Chaudhary would also slap on the face of Imran Khan if he gets a chance to do so.

 

This act of Fawad Hussain Chaudhary is against our social norms and he should have taken high moral grounds for being a public office holder of the country. Such acts by high ups incite violence in the community and provoke the people for conflict. I must go with the words of Khawar Ghumman for what he said about the dispute between the two.

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