Qadir Mandokhel files application to register case against Firdous Ashiq Awan
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNA Abdul Qadir Mandokhel has filed an application in Kemari’s Saeedabad Police Station to register a case against Punjab Chief Minister's adviser Firdous Ashiq Awan.
In the plea filed with the police, Mandokhel had alleged that Awan used foul language, slapped him, and threatened him during a TV show
"A case of harassment, threats, and violence should be registered against Firdous Ashiq Awan," Mandokhel said.
Earlier this month, a video of Awan and Mandokhel had 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. As a result, Awan slapped Mandokhel in the face and the video of the incident went viral on social media.
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.
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".