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Fawad Chaudhry gets heroic appreciation on social media for BBC interview

Fawad Chaudhry intrepidly responded to some hard-hitting questions on sensitive topics of civil-military relations, woes of journalists, alleged forced disappearances, and others.

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Federal Minister for Broadcasting and Information, Fawad Chaudhry, has been all over social media since yesterday following his BBC interview on ‘HardTalk’ with the host, Stephen Sackur.

Fawad Chaudhry intrepidly responded to some hard-hitting questions on sensitive topics of civil-military relations, woes of journalists, alleged forced disappearances, and others. The minister equally dominated the interview, clips of which are circulating on social media.

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Pakistani social media users are admiring the strong representation of the government of Pakistan by Fawad Chaudhry in the same interview that had become popular following the appearance of former finance minister, Ishaq Dar, a few months back.

#FawadChaudhry is among the top trends on Saturday on Twitter. The trend began last night and thousands of posts have been shared under it.

The bold minister dismissed the allegations of human rights violations on the military of Pakistan. He also categorically rejected the perception of having won the elections through alleged election maneuvering.

“This is a true example of right people on the right job. Well done Fawad Chaudhry,” wrote one social media user on Twitter.

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“#FawadChaudhry destroyed this anchor on BBC Hard Talk today with very his typical calm and logical reasoning! PTI ministers making Pakistanis proud as always. Earlier it was Shah Mehmood Qureshi and this time it is #FawadChaudhry .”

Just a few days ago, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, had trended on social media for his unbridled statements on the Israel-Palestine crisis and the standing of western media on the subject in his interview with CNN. His comments of ‘deep pockets’ and ‘influential people’ ostensibly controlling the western media had irked the CNN anchor Bianna Golodryga that she labeled his statements as ‘anti-semitic’.

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Shah Mehmood Qureshi had received a rousing welcome upon his arrival in Islamabad. Similarly, Fawad Chaudhry is also garnering heroic praise on social media.

It is noteworthy to mention that the show had first gained public attention in Pakistan following the appearance of Ishaq Dar a few months ago. The visible failure of Ishaq Dar to answer some of the brutal questions asked by the host on his illness and property.

Pakistan’s former Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar, became a topic of discussion on social media after a short clip of his interview with BBC’s show ‘The Hard Talk’ went viral on Twitter in December last year.

Dar appeared on the show as a guest with BBC Anchor Stephen Sackur on his show Hardtalk on Monday. Dar struggled to give satisfactory answers to the grilling given to him by the host on the show, which caught the attention of social media.

Dar was at a loss for words when the host asked him about the number of properties he and his family own.

 

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