By Abdullah Zahid.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Faisal Vawda on Wednesday in a live tv show accused Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Dr Musadik Malik (a PhD) of being introduced a “doctor to a royal family in Dubai” before he supposedly joined hands with military dictator General (r) Pervez Musharraf.
This took Malik by surprise, who retorted he has a PhD in Healthcare Administration and Policy that has nothing to do with an MBBS degree. “How can you say I was a doctor to a royal family when I don’t have the required qualification,” he questioned Vawda, who appeared alongside him on a private tv channel show.
But this did not stop Vawda from speaking further.
The PTI lawmaker then accused Malik of serving as a caretaker minister during Musharraf era. “I didn’t ask why you were made a caretaker minister by Musharraf,” Vawda said, adding that this helped Musadiq Malik “manipulate pharmaceutical sector for personal gains”.
Vawda reiterated that the PML-N leader was introduced as a doctor to the royal family during Musharraf’s time. “Which royal family,” asked Malik.
“You were a doctor to the royal family in Dubai,” Vawda said. Dr Malik responded: “I’ve never even lived in Dubai.”
The PML-N leader asked Vawda does he live in the same world as the rest of us. “Where are you getting your information from,” Malik hit back at Vawda, saying his “lies cannot go on”.
At this, Vawda said: “I don’t know, I haven’t joined politics to study your personal history.
Soon after the minister’s statement, folks started pouring in on social media as the public began to troll Vawda for her comments.
Abbas Nasir, a senior Pakistan journalist, has also commented on Faisal Vawda comments, saying “talks like a jerk, acts like a jerk, must be a jerk. And is”