Anchorperson Mubashir Lucman, who came to blows with Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry at a wedding in Lahore on Sunday, submitted an application to register a First Information Report (FIR) against the minister.
In the application submitted at the Model Town police station, the anchorperson said he was attending an event along with Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and various federal ministers and provincial ministers when Chaudhry attacked him.
Lucman said he was talking to his friends when Chaudhry “attacked him along with 10-12 of his mussalah ghundas (armed goons)”.
“They subjected me to severe violence,” he said, adding that after threatening him of serious consequences and of murder, they left the scene.
According to Lucman, two witnesses had seen the whole incident.
He claimed that prior to this incident, the federal minister had called and threatened to have him killed if he did not stop his allegations.
In his application, Lucman said a case should be registered against Chaudhry and the others. While his application has been submitted, the FIR has not yet been registered.
Earlier on Sunday, a fight broke out between the minister and the anchorperson, both of whom were attending the wedding of Punjab Irrigation Minister Mohsin Leghari’s son.
According to eyewitnesses, PTI leaders Jahangir Khan Tareen, Ishaq Khakwani and Chaudhry were busy in conversation when Lucman arrived. They said a vitriolic exchange of words took place between the two. The minister told Lucman that he would sue him for defamation.
“Chaudhry threatened Lucman that he would not spare him, then slapped and shoved him,” an eyewitness said. As the two scuffled, PTI leaders and some journalists stepped in, he added.
While Chaudhry spoke publicly over the incident, Lucman has refrained from commenting on the incident. Late night, he moved an application against the minister.