In a hilarious mishap, a government official in Pakistan turned “cat-face” when a video filter was mistakenly turned on. Of course the incident had to occur during a live press conference.
The incident happened to Provincial Information Minister Yousuf Shaukat Zai, from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in north-west Pakistan, and member of the ruling party PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf).
He was talking to local journalists at a press conference that was being broadcast live via social media. Cat ears and whiskers appeared on the minister's face at one point during the video.
The autofilter soon caught his colleague, too.
It went viral on social media. However the video was later deleted from the political party's official page.
Positive image of Pakistan is being promoted though a press conference streamed live on Facebook with cat filter on ministers of KP province.. pic.twitter.com/ihjxarISfe
— Waseem Abbasi (@Wabbasi007) June 14, 2019
— Mohsin Bilal Khan (@MohsinBilalKhan) June 14, 2019
Responding to the gaffe, PTI's social media team called it a “human error” and said that “all actions have been taken to avoid such incidents in future.”
The minister meanwhile told the AFP news agency:
“I wasn't the only one — two officials sitting along me were also hit by the cat filter.”