Pak FM rebukes journalist who questioned him on social distancing

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 04, 2020, 06.13 PM(IST)

Shah Mahmood Qureshi Photograph:( Twitter )

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In a video doing rounds on the internet, Qureshi can be seen slamming a reporter who asked him why he was not following physical distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus lockdown. 

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi invited the wrath of many when he misbehaved with a journalist over a question in a press briefing.

In a video doing rounds on the internet, Qureshi can be seen slamming a reporter who asked him why he was not following physical distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus lockdown. 

The video is shared by Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat on Twitter.

Qureshi, when asked the question, gets angry and asks the reporter: "Are you following social distancing?"

"You shouldn't have come here, did I invite you? This is negative thinking. I have come to provide a service and you are doing your job. You do your work and let me do mine," he adds. 

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Last month, a Station House Officer (SHO) in Multan had complained about Qureshi's misbehaviour.

As told, Qureshi directed the SHO to change his attitude towards the public, but in doing so, he issued physical threats.

"Kaam karna hai toh karo, nahin toh gardan se pakad ke nikaal doonga," Qureshi had warned the officer. 

This video was also posted by Inayat.

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Meanwhile, Pakistan's tally of the coronavirus cases crossed the 20,000-mark on Monday after 1,083 new infections were diagnosed.

In the last 24 hours, 1,083 new cases were reported, taking the total to 20,186 patients.

There were 22 deaths during this period, upping the fatalities to 462. A total of 5,590 patients have recovered in the country.