Although the political party was quick to delete the video, that didn’t stop it from going viral on social media.
Rabat – A Pakistani government official’s live stream is going viral, and for an unexpected reason.
Provincial Information Minister and member of Pakistan’s ruling PTI party, Yousuf Shaukat Zai, was talking to local journalists at a press conference that was live streamed via social media.
The press conference was running smoothly until comical cat ears and whiskers appeared on the minister’s face thanks to an auto filter, and the Minister’s colleague wasn’t spared either.
Even though the political party quickly deleted the live stream upon discovering the wholesome mishap, it was too late – the feline officials were already going viral on social media.
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The PTI party released a statement in response to the incident, dubbing it a “human error” adding that “all actions have been taken to avoid such incidents in future.”
“Yesterday whilst covering a Press briefing held by KP’s information minister Shaukat Yousafzai, a ‘cat filter’ was witnessed by the viewers, which was removed within a few minutes,” the party’s statement stated.
While the party’s statement had a serious tone, the minister concerned didn’t seem too bothered, telling AFP “I wasn’t the only one — two officials sitting along me were also hit by the cat filter.”