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Pakistan minister slaps journalist for allegedly being called an 'Indian spy'

Sami Ibrahim, an anchor and executive with the private Bol News TV channel, filed the complaint on Monday against Fawad Chaudhry alleging that the minister slapped him, used abusive language, and threatened him with dire consequences at a wedding function last week in Faisalabad.

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Islamabad Updated on: June 18, 2019 16:53 IST
Pakistan minister slaps journalist for allegedly being

Pakistan minister slaps journalist for allegedly being called an "Indian spy"

Sami Ibrahim, a Islamabad TV journalist has filed a complaint against Pakistan's Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry who slapped him at a wedding function for calling him an "Indian spy". Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken a note of the incident. A officer from Imran Khan's office spoke to Ibrahim.
 
Sami Ibrahim, an anchor and executive with the private Bol News TV channel, filed the complaint on Monday against Chaudhry alleging that the minister slapped him, used abusive language, and threatened him with dire consequences at a wedding function last week in Faisalabad.
 
Chaudhry, a former information minister in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Cabinet, however said that Ibrahim had misbehaved by previously calling him an "Indian spy".
 
 
Imran Khan spoke to the journalist and assured him that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party did not support any act by its members that injured an individual’s self-respect, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement on Tuesday.
 
“The leadership of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf does not support any personal action by its members that hurts another person’s sentiments and self-respect,” Imran Khan was quoted as saying.
 
“The government and the media are two parts of the democratic process,” said the premier in the statement, stressing that difference of opinions should not turn into a personal conflict.
 
Sami Ibrahim-Fawad Chaudhry altercation 
 
The spat between Chaudhry and Ibrahim began earlier this month when the minister unleashed a Twitter tirade against the journalist for accusing him of plotting against the ruling party.
 
Ibrahim replied to the minister’s remarks in a television programme and accused him of using state vehicles for personal purposes during his tenure as information minister.
 
After the incident, the Ministry of Science and Technology issued a statement acknowledging that Chaudhry had slapped Ibrahim and that it was only a conflict between two individuals.
 
The statement issued by the ministry said Chaudhary reacted after another person tried to wound his self-esteem. “To term a patriotic Pakistani and holder of a government office an enemy agent is contrary to moral and journalistic ethics," it said. 

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