ISLAMABAD: Former federal minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday had a heated argument with journalists during a press conference outside the Supreme Court Wednesday.
Media representatives boycotted PTI leaders’ media talks and demanded an apology from Chaudhry.
The incident took place while PTI leader and former planning and development minister Asad Umar was addressing media representatives in a press conference, flanked by Fawad and other party leaders, outside the SC.
Fawad responded harshly when a journalist asked a question about Farah Khan and it quickly turned into a heated argument.
Though other journalists and media representatives tried to settle the matter, they couldn’t reach a peaceful resolution. Continuous derogatory remarks and refusal to offer an apology by the former minister ended up in the journalists boycotting the media talks of all PTI leaders.
During the altercation, Fawad accused the journalist in question of taking money from certain elements and called him “kiraye ka aadmi [a man on rent]”.