Agitated Dar vents anger at journalist


Finance Minister Ishaq Dar lost his cool during his post-budget press conference on Saturday after a senior journalist posed a tough question to the minister, who ordered security to show the door to the reporter, various news channels reported.

In what seems to be a response to a barrage of criticism hurled at the finance minister over the budget, Dar claimed that some news channels were airing incorrect reports. A journalist present in the press corps asked the minister to name the news outfits but instead of responding to the question, Dar asked security to remove the reporter from the hall.

Upon protest by other journalists present on the occasion, Ishaq Dar allowed the reporter concerned to attend the remaining press conference.