KARACHI: Chaos and violence ensued at a news conference Friday of the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Financial Affairs when a journalist — one of the attendees — complained about Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Asmat Anwar Mehsud’s behaviour.
During Miftah Ismail’s news conference at the Muslim League House in Karachi, a journalist told the newly-appointed adviser that Mehsud’s son had thrashed a journalist’s.
Consequently, Saeedullah Afridi — the chairperson of UC-37, West Karachi — resorted to beating the journalists present at the event. Mehsud and his son joined the resultant havoc, which also led to broken cameras and death threats.
The journalists — who could not leave the Muslim League House for some time — were freed after police officials and Rangers personnel reached the site to take control of the situation.
Ismail could not continue his news conference thereafter and soon left the venue.
The PM’s adviser later apologised for the incident and said Asmat Anwar Mehsud and his aide have been suspended.