In a program of Dunya News, PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Special Assistant to PM Nadeem Babar debated on the issue of LNG purchase which later trended on the social media with polarizing opinions.
In the program “Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Saath” both leaders stuck to their guns with the SAPM claiming that the govt bought LNG at the cheapest possible rates while the former PM Khaqan Abbasi accused Nadeem Babar of causing billions worth of loss to the exchequer. Although supporters of both parties consider their leader winner of the debate.
PTI fans appreciate Nadeem Babar for his factual arguments and logical reasons
Best debate on fuel economy 👍— Azmat Murad🇵🇰 (@AzmatMurad) December 19, 2020
Nadeem Babar arguments are full of facts and figures, Shahid Abbasi have no arguments to defend his government poor performance.#LNG_Chor_Abbasi_Exposed https://t.co/IwOUb1wM0z
100 Sonaar ki ek Lohar Ki…
I have heard Mr. Nadeem Babar for the first time in show today. Let me say, it was wonderful program I found Nadeem Babar well prepared who knocked down Shahid khaqan Abbasi in just a fewer punches. A good SAPM indeed! #LNG_Chor_Abbasi_Exposed#PakistanisWithPMImranKhan pic.twitter.com/BOhlHhkbwb— M Jawad Shahid (@PAK_MJS) December 19, 2020
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Some people compared the debate with Hard Talk
Shahid Khaqaan Abbasi after showdown with Nadeem Babar pic.twitter.com/Luz427jOwg— Kibitzer (@Kibitzer_IV) December 18, 2020
Zulfi Bukhari bhi Maidan Mein…
Today Nadeem Babar was to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi what Hard Talk was to Ishaq Dar .. explosive !— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) December 18, 2020
Great job exposing their propaganda Nadeem bhai pic.twitter.com/AY3D1bPnjF
Editing level Ultra pro max…
Former Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi grilled by SAPM Petroleum Nadeem Babar in a private TV show over talking against facts and figures. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was involved in the LNG scandal in his tenure as Petroleum minister. pic.twitter.com/7qwvebPcYT— Khaleej Mag (@KhaleejMag) December 18, 2020
Speaking in the program, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said most of the gas exploration licenses were issued in our tenure but Pakistan produces very little gas. Moreover, the current government has not installed new terminals, which the country badly needs.
The story does not end here, Noon league supporters also applauded their leader for his sharp replies.
Shahid khaqan Abbassi has long been waiting for such a chance. Well Exposed Well Done#ShahidKhaqanExposesChorPTI https://t.co/eyXsW7qlW8— Nawaz Sharif ka Shaer (@PMLN_LoverPak) December 19, 2020
Mein Rulaonga, Takleef Phounchaonga Inhaain
10 minutes of @SKhaqanAbbasi conversation destroy 22 years of khan’s struggle.✌#ShahidKhaqanExposesChorPTI pic.twitter.com/u6Arz5rESq— Sardar Saqib(PMLN) (@SaqibZ1b) December 19, 2020
The faces tells the complete story 😂😂#ShahidKhaqanExposesChorPTI #ShahidKhaqanExposesPTI #nadeembabar pic.twitter.com/cM6yuH7tGw— 𝔽𝕒𝕚𝕤𝕒𝕝 (@frozenborder) December 19, 2020
While responding to the question Nadeem Babar said that the previous government had collected Rs 226 billion under GIDC.
He further added that LNG was declared as petrol by the PML-N government and now Pakistan is paying $527 million per day to LNG terminals.
The program was hosted by well-known anchorperson and journalist Kamran Khan. Some people appreciated the debate culture set by Dunya news.
Dunya News setting new trend in politics logical debates . It’s a very good step taken by Dunya News . Really appreciateable 👍. Debate culture needs to be promoted rather than so called political talk shows.— Saad Sultan Khan (@KhanSaad07) December 18, 2020
#NadeemBabar#shahidkhaqanabbasi #KamranKhan pic.twitter.com/eUVmcIHEGi
On the other hand, some also felt that Kamran khan was biased towards Nadeem Babar.
#ShahidKhaqanExposesChorPTI— Muzaffar Chaudhary (@muzaffar816) December 18, 2020
kamran khan ancor person tried alot to help nadeem baber but SKA exposed nadeem baber’s lies@SKhaqanAbbasi#ShahidKhaqanExposesChorPTI pic.twitter.com/fWiHG02Qc9
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