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Politician punches Journalist during a live show in Pakistan

June 23 : A live television debate on a Pakistani news channel turned violent on Monday when Masroor Ali Siyal, a leader of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, attacked Karachi Press Club President Imtiaz Khan Faran over an argument.

The PTI leader was seen warning the senior journalist and Karachi Press Club president, Imtiaz Khan Farhan, that he wouldn’t tolerate any insults.Within no time the leader started punching the journalist and the debate turned into a wrestling match.

One of the panelists on the “News Line with Aftab Mugheri” show was Masroor Ali Siyal, a leader from Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), another was Karachi Press Club President Imtiaz Khan.

In a video snippet that has been widely shared on social media, the two can be seen engaged in an animated debate when all of a sudden, Siyal stands up and shoves Faran. A brawl ensues.

On Tuesday, the Sindh assembly criticised Siyal for his action, as did the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party.The Karachi Press Club responded by banning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders from entering its premises.

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