Faisal Vawda slammed for using a boot to mock opposition on TV

Faisal Vawda slammed for using a boot to mock opposition on TV

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Leaders of opposition parties on Wednesday criticized Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda for his bizarre exploit on a TV show last night, during which he used a boot to ridicule the PPP and PML-N for voting in favor of the newly passed Army Act in parliament.

Vawda appeared on ARY News’ ‘Off the Record’, hosted by anchor Kashif Abbasi, alongside senior PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira and PML-N Senator Javed Abbasi on Tuesday night. In the middle of the show, while discussing PML-N head Nawaz Sharif, Vawda pulled out a boot and placed it on the desk in front of the guests. Both Abbasi and Kaira ultimately left the program in protest.

PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that Vawda’s stunt did not merit a response.

PPP leader Sherry Rehman also thumped Vawda’s behaviour. “This can’t be normalised, no matter what the point of the parody,” she said in a tweet. “Disappointed and disgusted that public discourse has sunk to this level.”

“It is everyone’s right to critique another’s actions but this, this plumbs new depths. Cheap thrills just got a whole lot cheaper,” she added.

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