Political talk shows have seen heated debate between opponents but one such show on a private television channel turned into a wrestling ring between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s lawyer Sher Afzal Khan Marwat and PML-N Senator Dr Afnan Ullah Khan were recently involved in a brawl on a television show.
The incident was confirmed by both the leaders and has been shared by the senator on microblogging website X — formerly known as Twitter.
مروت نے کل ٹاک شو میں مجھ پر حملہ کیا، میں عدم تشدد پر یقین رکھتا ہوں مگر میں نواز شریف کا سپاہی ہوں۔ جو پھینٹا مروت کو لگایا ہے یہ تمام پی ٹی آئی اور بالخصوص عمران خان کے لیے ایک اہم سبق ہے، کہیں شکل دیکھانے کے قابل نہیں رہیں گے، بڑی بڑی کالی عینکیں لگانی پڑیں گی۔😁 pic.twitter.com/si4jvyboeJ
— Senator Dr. Afnan Ullah Khan (@afnanullahkh) September 28, 2023
The lawyer and senator were having a heated argument that ended up using abusive language when all of a sudden Marwat attacked the senator. At first, both pushed each other eventually resorted to slaps and started punching each other.
It was only due to the TV show crew’s intervention that both the politicians were separated.
Taking to X, Dr Afnan said that Marwat attacked him, adding that he does not believe in violence but is a “soldier of Nawaz Sharif”.
“The beating that I gave to Marwat is an important lesson for all PTI and especially Imran Khan. They will not be able to show their face to anyone and will be forced to wear big dark sunglasses,” the senator said.
While Marwat, in a post, claimed that the TV show host was “spreading misinformation” about the “unpleasant incident”.
بہت سے لوگ ایک ہی سوال جاننا چاہتے ہیں- اور میرا جواب ہمیشہ ایک ہی رہے گا۔ مجھے کوئی پچھتاوا نہیں!
Many people want to know the same question – and my answer will be the same. NO REGRETS! pic.twitter.com/6o7yAUk8Ow
— Sher Afzal Khan Marwat (@sherafzalmarwat) September 28, 2023
“He is spreading rumours that my opponent was a Superman. He is not telling the reality which is that Afnan Ullah ran away from the studio and took shelter in a nearby room, which I came to know after watching his programme today,” Marwat said. He also added that he plans to “initiate a defamation case and criminal complaint” the senator.