FAISALABAD – Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry lands in hot waters over issue of slapping journalist Sami Ibrahim.
Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain was named in a complaint after he slapped anchorperson Sami Abraham on Friday.
The incident took place during a wedding ceremony in Faisalabad wherein the minister exchanged heated comments with Bol TV anchor, Sami Ibrahim before slapping him in front of everyone.
A police complaint lodged by Sami Abraham states he was in Dynasty Hotel to attend the wedding ceremony of Mian Rasheed’s daughter when the incident happened.
Sami Ibrahim, in his application, requested the authorities to take legal action against Fawad Chaudhry for abusing him and threatening him of dire consequences.
Fellow journalists Arshad Sharif, Rauf Klasra, DG FIA Basheer Memon and PTI lawmaker Farrukh Habib were also present among others in the ceremony when Fawad Chaudhry slapped Sami Ibrahim.
As soon as the journalists expressed sympathy with Sami Abraham, the minister contended that journalism was in danger because of yellow journalists, calling for a campaign against it.
Journalists, including Rauf Klasra, confirmed the incident on Twitter link and expressed dismay at the minister for insulting the anchorperson.
In an interaction with a private TV channel, Fawad Ch played down the incident and expressed that the premier had more vital issues to think over instead of the recent clash between him and Abraham.