Minister Faisal Vawda’s antic of flashing boot- an insignia of the army on a national TV show drew flak on social media.
On Tuesday, Faisal Vawda flashed a ‘boot’ to sneer opposition parties PPP and PML-N for lending unconditional support for Army Amendment Act on an ARY News show.
— Asma Malik🇵🇰🕊 (@Asmadildar123) January 15, 2020
— Ali Wahdat (@AliWahdat4) January 15, 2020
What struck #FaisalVawda to bring Army Boots on National TV?
Invited a whole lot of useless debate without any rhyme or reason
Urta teer lay liya bhai sb nay.
— Rizwan (@rizwankamilkhan) January 15, 2020
Billionaires like Faisal Vowda don't give a fuck about the real problems of the country. Highest ever inflation rate. Skyrocketing prices. All these safarshi ministers want to do is to attack opponents and make things controversial so they can remain in power. #FaisalVawda
— Danish Malik (@_ChalDilMere) January 15, 2020
I think this man bravely acknowledged and confessed the real face of Pakistan.
I appreciate his act and on the other hand condemn one words that is "Boot Chaat" deliberately labeled to Opposition Parties especially PML-N #FaisalVawda
— Nauman Mushtaq (@NaumanMushtaq10) January 15, 2020
Federal Minister’s gaffe welcomed criticism on social media from the followers of PTI itself and other opposition parties.
Faisal Vawda, known for assaulting opponents with snarky comments, came up with a new gimmick to slam opposition parties on the TV show.
Faisal Vawda’s recent antics did not go down well with Twitter users who slammed the federal minister for sharply falling from grace amid his attempt to shame nemesis.
What a character #FaisalVawda is. He exposed everything and everyone, including his own party. How can one be so clever yet so stupid. Still think the boot thing was quite cheap and low even for him.
— Izzat Riaz (@izzatriaz) January 15, 2020
#FaisalVawda has been really disrespectful to the people and parliament of this country, i expect a tweet from you @OfficialDGISPR @peaceforchange in which u disown such involvement and stupidity. pic.twitter.com/9L39ot4SEb
— Abuzar Muazam (@AbuzarButt) January 15, 2020
#FaisalVawda is a Bootilicious Boot lover who is an expert in unveiling the 5 different ways how to use it on National TV. 🤣#PTIGovernment has such hidden talent which surprises the #Pakistani Nation everyday.
Such morons having important positions show the party calibre. Sick pic.twitter.com/82DtA2TJju
— Mishi khan (@mishilicious) January 15, 2020
People who have been supporting #FaisalVawda on SM today are forgetting that the finger is on the role of the #PakArmy.
The role which India openly criticizes & always try to show the world that Pakistan does not have a democratic system but a military rule.
— MᴬᴺSᴼᴼŘ AᴴᴹᴱƊ (@MansoorAhmdSays) January 15, 2020
— Omaid (@Omaidus) January 14, 2020
سینٹرل پنجاب کے صدر قمر الزماں کائرہ کے نقش قدم کو فالو کرتے ہوئے میرا فیصلہ”جس ٹاک شو میں فیصل ووڈا ہوگامیں اس ٹاک شو میں نہیں ہوں گی”
PMLN اورPPP کی قیادت اس فیصلہ کو مثال بنا کر اپنے کارکنوں/قیادت کو ان ٹاک شوز میں جانے سے روکیں گی جس میں یہ شخص ہوگا جسے بات کرنے کی تمیز نہیں
— Syeda Shehla Raza (@SyedaShehlaRaza) January 15, 2020
People questioned the credibility of Faisal Vawda to chair a ministry with this mental caliber and sanity. Social media calls for action against Faisla Vawda.
According to them, the minister has smeared the sanctity and integrity of three important pillars of state-armed forces, media, and parliament.
Read more: Vawda makes his most startling claim to date
Meanwhile, anchorperson Kashif Abbasi and ARY News also came under the whirlwind of criticism on social media.
Social media users slammed Kashif Abbasi and news channel for being complicit with Faisal Vawda in stirring up a predicament for PM Khan and other opposition parties. Instead, he should have taken a break and drum out Vawda from the show, said the social media users.
Right now… on ARY News !! pic.twitter.com/qYIxl77wXs
— Iqrar ul Hassan Syed (@iqrarulhassan) January 14, 2020
Kashif Abbasi sab
This wasn't expected of you. You should've stopped the program. pic.twitter.com/JmQmDJUWVg
— Faiqa Salman (@FaiqaSalman) January 15, 2020
فیصل واڈا نے ایک صحافی اینکر کے سامنے، سٹوڈیو میں، ٹیبل پر بوٹ رکھ کر انتہائی قابلِ مذمت حرکت کی ہے۔ یہ میڈیا اور سیاستدانوں اور پارلیمان کی توہین ہے۔ فیصل واڈا نے تمام اداروں کیلئے کوئی نیک نامی کا کام نہیں کیا۔ امید ہے پارلیمان میں اس فعل کی بھی مذمت کی جائے۔
— Gharidah Farooqi (@GFarooqi) January 14, 2020
Pls take note politicians: this is what will happen to you when you do give “ boot ko izzat” that is why @Asma_Jahangir used to say never cede your space or compromise on civilian supremacy.Otherwise you empower your own tormentor. https://t.co/Hqxl4gcOC5
— Munizae Jahangir (@MunizaeJahangir) January 14, 2020
Twitter users demanded that Faisal Vawda’s unpleasant behavior should be debated upon in parliament. Certain sanctions should be imposed to discipline the behavior of politicians on TV talk shows.
However, a score of PTI followers condoned Faisal Vawda’s antic of shaming Pakistan People’s Party and Muslim League-Nawaz with a boot for reverting from their narrative of civilian supremacy and resigning to the traditional mindset.
#FaisalVawda didn't do any shameful act.He did exactly wt he is programmed to do.Shame belongs to #PMLN who actually disavowed thr 12.7 million voters and voted for bajwa.Time for #NawazSharif & #MaryamNawaz to come out of influence of deal seekers.JEENA ZILLAT SE HO TO MRNA ACHA
— Mirza Farrukh (@DrFarrukhMirza) January 15, 2020
اسلام آباد میں بہت سے صحافی جانتے ہیں واوڈا کی اس پروگرام کےاینکر سے دوستی ہے۔اور واوڈا اکثر اے آر وائی کے دفتر میں بیٹھارہتا ہے۔اس لیے اگر کوئی یہ سوچ رہا ہے کہ اینکر کو پتہ ہی نہیں تھا واوڈا بوٹ لایا ہے تو وہ بے وقوف ہے۔اور اینکر بوٹ اپنے منہ کے سامنے رکھا دیکھ کر ہنستا ہی رہا۔ pic.twitter.com/AL2o8xxcHf
— Fakhar Durrani (@FrehmanD) January 14, 2020
Perhaps, many of them were disgruntled supporters of opposition parties who felt disillusioned with a sharp U-turn of opposition parties. Adding that these opposition parties merits to be shamed and disgraced for bluffing their followers.
However, a few of the PTI members censured Faisal Vawda’s act while others chose to remain silent on the controversy. Meanwhile, neither PEMRA nor PTI has acted upon or issued a statement on the controversy yet.