These days, national television debate shows have become a fish market. Instead of keeping the points by decency, politicians fight during the debates like cats and dogs. One such incident happened in a Pakistani debate show when two well-known politicians started fighting with each other.
Social media users are going crazy over a video of a physical altercation between Senator Afnan Ullah Khan (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz) and Sher Afzal Khan Marwat, a well-known member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
When Senator Afnan Ullah Khan leveled accusations against PTI leader Imran Khan, accusing him of misbehavior and secret discussions with the military establishment, the verbal sparring swiftly got out of hand.
Pakistani Politicians Giving Clarifications on Actions
After getting trolled and receiving criticism, both politicians took to social media to defend their actions. Marwat justified his violent response by citing the derogatory language used by Afnan Ullah against PTI’s leader, Imran Khan.
Meanwhile, Senator Afnan Ullah Khan took to Twitter and expressed his belief in non-violence but defended his actions as a soldier of Nawaz Sharif. Afnan Ullah wrote, “Marwat attacked me in the talk show yesterday, I believe in non-violence but I am Nawaz Sharif’s soldier. The trick that has been put on Marwat is an important lesson for all PTI and especially for Imran Khan, they will not be able to see the shape, they will have to wear big black glasses.”
The incident drew a lot of negative attention online, with many criticizing the host and “Kal Tak” staff for doing little to stop the violence.
Who is Sher Afzal Marwat?
Sher Afzal Marwat is an advocate for the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He also served as a former judge, and he is a member of the PTI Core Committee. He holds an LLM degree in international law from the United Kingdom. Before that, he did an LLM in Human Rights, an MS in Criminology, and an LLB from Islamabad, Pakistan.
Who is Afnan Ullah Khan?
Afnan Ullah Khan is a Pakistani politician who has represented the Punjab Province in the Senate of Pakistan since March 2021. He is affiliated with the Pakistan Muslim League and Mushahid Ullah Khan, a former senator and federal minister, is his father.