Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda said that Prime Minister Imran Khan “was unhappy” with his act of bringing a boot to a TV show.
Faisal Vawda, on January 14, mocked the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) unconditional support for the Army Act amendment bill.
The federal minister, who on a television talk show with (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira and PML-N representative Javed Abbasi startled all by placing a black boot that he had brought with him on top of the table.
Faisal Vawda ridiculed the PML-N party saying the party “lying down to kiss the boot”.
Yesterday, during talks with another private TV channel, the federal minister said that he entirely take responsibility for taking along a boot to a TV talk show.
“I told the prime minister whatever he is saying is right.”
I assured him that it will not happen again and he will act responsibly,” said Faisal Vawda.
“Nawaz Sharif and his family always maligned the institutions and weakened them,” said the minister.
Vawda said that he will never “intentionally malign any institution.”
He further added that his act was being questioned while he only meant to point out the opposition’s reality.
He further said that he was not aware of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) rules and “came to know them today”.
Moreover, Faisal Vawda becomes top trend on Twitter globally after his unethical act during a live show.
The (PEMRA) has issued notice to anchorperson Kashif Abbasi’s show “OFF THE RECORD.”
The notice issued for broadcasting a willful attempt to demean a state institution by dragging it unnecessarily in a debate.
Furthermore, PEMRA shared the notice on the micro-blogging website Twitter late on Wednesday.
PEMRA Bans programme " OFF THE RECORD" on ARY News for 60 days. pic.twitter.com/TuknaIlzWn
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) January 15, 2020
The regulatory body said that it has banned the respective program “OFF THE RECORD” on ARY News for 60 days.
Moreover, #ARYNews currently trends top of the list on Twitter as PEMRA bans ‘OFF THE RECORD’ for 60 days.
However, several social media users came like a flood on Twitter after PEMRA announces its decision.
Kashif Abbasi should have stopped Faisal Vawda right there or should have asked the producer to cut the program… But he remained silent…. but he didn't… Ab ye to hoga…#PEMRA#KashifAbbasi #ARYNews #FaisalVawda #offtherecord pic.twitter.com/NIVgInCKTJ
— Fasih Uddin (@Fasih_Uddin) January 16, 2020
If there is an army behind the closure of Kashif Abbasi,
So Geo, Dawn, and a few journalists who propagate against the Pakistan Army all the time, they are never seen on TV forever,
PEMRA is an independent, making its own decisions#PEMRA #KashifAbbasi #ARYNews pic.twitter.com/LOpAyHCkAT
— Wasid Yousafzai (@Wasid007) January 16, 2020
PEMRA notice mentions derogatory act by Federal Government Minister Faisal Vawda and decision to punish Kashif Abbasi by keeping him off air for two months.
— Kh Zaryab 🇱🇾🇱🇾 (@KhZaryab1) January 16, 2020
@Kashifabbasiary should join us on social media, we welcome him to our team. #PTM is already ban on print media by #PEMRA , so that we have same problem in that regard, @Kashifabbasiary should also resign from #ARYNews that defend its own anchor pic.twitter.com/28imt6iEsR
— sardar rauf (@SardarRauf7) January 16, 2020
— Khawar Baltee (@khawar_baltee) January 15, 2020