Rapprochement of Vawda


PRIME Minister Imran Khan has sought an explanation from
Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda for a controversial act during a TV talk show and stopped him from appearing on television for two weeks. Vawda appeared on a talk show a couple of days ago and mocked the PML-N slogan “Vote Ko Izzat Do” by saying “Boot Ko Izzat Do”, criticising the party for deviating from its stance and lending unconditional support for passage of Army Act. His act of placing a black boot on studio table evoked country-wide criticism and was described as derogatory not just for the national institution but also politics and media.
In a related development, PEMPRA also banned the relevant programme of the television channel concerned including restriction on the host to appear on any channel for two weeks but had to review the measure later. The Prime Minister has done well by taking notice of an act of a Minister that brought embarrassment to the entire Government. This was not for the first time that Vawda did such a questionable act as in the past as well he behaved in a controversial manner and passed on remarks that were not worthy of a federal minister or a mature politician. Projection of view point of one’s party and its defence on media is understandable but this should not be done at the cost of decorum and decency in politics. Such situations arise when every minister tries to become spokesperson on every topic, a tendency that needs to be curbed.