Recently, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Punjab on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan engaged in a brawl with Pakistan People’s Party MNA Qadir Khan Mandokhel. The incident took place during the recording of a current affairs program at a private news channel.
According to local media reports, the PPP’s lawmaker accused the former Information Minister of committing corruption that led to a verbal and physical duel. A short video clip of the two politicians abusing each other during the brawl went viral on social media.
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Here is the viral video clip:
فردوس عاشق اعوان نے پیپلز پارٹی کے رکن قومی اسمبلی قادر خان مندو خیل کو تھپڑ دے مارا pic.twitter.com/SDYve9OMtq
— Muhammad Umair (@MohUmair87) June 9, 2021
Following the public event, Firdous Ashiq Awan took to Twitter to clarify her involvement in the brawl. The Special Assistant to CM Punjab on Information claimed that Mandokhel used inappropriate language which infuriated her and said:
Mandokhel threatened me. The PPP leader insulted my late father. I had to take an extreme step in my defense.
Hinting to lodge an official complaint against the PPP leader, Awan stated that the video clip is showcasing one side of the story and urged the media to release the full clip, so her physical reaction can be clarified.
Here is the video statement shared by Firdous Ashiq Awan:
ٹاک شو کے دوران پیپلزپارٹی کے قادر مندوخیل کی جانب دھمکیاں دی گئیں۔ قادر مندوخیل نے بدزبانی اور بدکلامی کرتے ہوئے میرے مرحوم والد اور مجھے گالیاں دیں۔ اپنے دفاع میں مجھے انتہائی قدم اٹھانا پڑا! قانونی ٹیم سے مشاورت کےبعد قادر مندوخیل کےخلاف قانونی چارہ جوئی کی جائیگی۔ pic.twitter.com/7AbDNMaHV0
— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) June 9, 2021
On the other hand, the PPP MNA has not released a statement on the matter yet.
Regardless of what happened and why it happened, the video of the incident continues to make rounds on social media, fueling the online meme culture.
Here are some of the funniest memes netizens have created of the politicians’ talk show brawl:
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