Federal energy minister Hammad Azhar challenged a cardboard cutout of Geo News Anchor Shahzeb Khanzada to a live television debate on Friday.
“I would like to challenge Shahzeb Khanzada to debate LNG and gas issues with me,” tweeted Azhar Friday evening. “My only condition is that he should not have a teleprompter helping him. And also, that he should not be his flesh and blood self, but be a cardboard cutout of his life-size photo.”
Azhar did not stop there and added that even the debate between him and the cardboard should be moderated by a neutral anchor like Fawad Chaudhry.
“There, in a neutral environment, where Khanzada doesn’t have fancy tricks like teleprompters or the ability to ask questions, can I truly explain to the people that the gas shortage they are facing is only in their heads,” he said.
“And kitchens and geysers.”