Thursday Jun 10, 2021
LAHORE: A video of Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan and PPP MNA Abdul Qadir Mandokhel has gone viral, in which the two can be seen getting into a heated verbal exchange on a television show.
In the verbal duel during the show, Mandokhel accused Awan of committing corruption.
Later, in a tweet, Awan claimed Mandokhel had used foul language which angered her and that only a one-sided story was being shared in the video. She asked the TV channel to release the full video.
"During the talk show, PPP's Qadir Mandokhel threatened me. He insulted my late father and me by using abusive language. I had to take an extreme step in my defence," Awan tweeted along with a video statement.
She said that after consultations, legal action will be taken against Mandokhel.
Meanwhile, the PPP MNA in his own statement on Twitter, said that if Awan apologises, he will wholeheartedly accept it.
"If she thinks she will take legal action, I too have the right according to the law and Constitution to do so. Bar associations across Pakistan have condemned the move," he said.
Mandokhel said this is "not the first time Awan has done such a thing".