Special Assistant Punjab Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan is once again in the news. This time he did not scold anyone but slapped them directly.
PPP National Assembly member Qadir Khan Mandokhel was present along with Firdous Ashiq Awan in the program 'Kal Tak' aired on Wednesday night by local TV channel Express News.
A video of the program has been leaked on social media in which Firdous Ashiq Awan can be seen allegedly using vulgar language, slapping Qadir Khan Mandokhel and attacking him.
According to the video, during the program, Qadir Mandokhel called Firdous Ashiq Awan corrupt, which enraged her and after bitter words, she grabbed Mandokhel's collar.
Javed Chaudhry, the host of the program, can be seen standing on his seat, saying what has happened, madam, after a bad mood arose in the program.
The altercation between the two politicians took place during a break during the program, and it is not clear who leaked the video, which was recorded during the break.
However, this video of the quarrel is viral on social media and the hashtag 'Firdous Ashiq Awan' is trending on Twitter in Pakistan.
The Special Assistant Punjab claimed in an explanatory statement that Qadir Khan Mandokhel had threatened him, and allegedly, insulted his late father and abused him.
According to Firdous Ashiq, he had to take extreme steps in his defense, because, in his words, my political reputation and honor were at stake.
According to her, the video leaked on social media is selective and she would like the full video to be released, so that the facts about how Mandokhel forced her to take drastic action reach the public.
The Special Assistant Punjab also announced that it intends to take legal action against Qadir Mandokhel after consulting the legal team.
On the other hand, Qadir Mandokhel has also announced that he will file a case against Firdous Ashiq for allegedly slapping and using vulgar language.
Remember that this is not the first time that Firdous Aashiq Awan has become an adornment of news. She continues to get media attention because of her statements.
A video of him scolding Assistant Commissioner Sialkot Sonia Sadaf during a visit to a cheap bazaar during Ramadan went viral. The Punjab government later ordered an inquiry into the matter.
The case of Assistant Commissioner Sialkot was not yet fully resolved when Firdous Ashiq Awan faced another controversy and the matter continued to be a topic of discussion on social media.
Ayesha Siddique, a Twitter user, writes that slapping during a TV show is reprehensible.
A Twitter user says that in the case of Assistant Commissioner Sialkot Sonia Sadaf, those who are defending Firdous Ashiq Awan should defend him once again.
He added that he hoped that this time the supporters of Firdous Aashiq, in his words, would use some common sense.
Journalist Arshad Sharif says it is the effects of political divisions that have turned a show into a show.
Some Twitter users have also criticized the host of the show, saying that the host should have intervened during the fight and that he is an equal partner.