ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has suspended the party membership of Masroor Ali Sial, the former President PTI Malir, who had physically assaulted a working journalist during a TV show.
In this regard, a show cause notice has been issued by the Office of Central Secretary General PTI.
The PTI leader has been asked to explain his position within 14 days.
The case is also being referred to the Standing Committee for Accountability and Discipline (SCAD) for necessary disciplinary action.
In the video went viral, Masroor Ali Sial was seen having a heated argument with the Karachi Press Club (KPC) President Imtiaz Khan Faran during a talk show at a private TV Channel, and physically attacking him.
Later, the Karachi and Lahore Press Clubs placed a temporary ban on the entry of PTI leaders in their premises as a sign of a protest against the assault.
Party membership of PTI leader Masroor Syal suspended and show cause notice issued this person physically assaulted a journalist in a live show few days ago pic.twitter.com/WkAHPD4aDG
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) June 26, 2019