Cat Filter Accidentally Used In Pakistani Minister's Live Press cCnference

Government officials in Pakistan forget to turn off cat filter during Facebook Live press conference

Government officials in Pakistan forget to turn off cat filter during Facebook Live press conference

"Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt's live presser on Facebook with cat filters", one amused user posted.

The original video has since disappeared from the regional government's official Facebook feed.

The government issued an apology for the incident via Twitter, writing that they consider their social media team to be top notch. However, other videos and screen-grabs on social media recorded the moment.

The official in charge of running the live stream via Facebook Live appeared to have forgotten that the "cat filter" was on, Pakistani publication Dawn reported.

Shaukat Yousafzai was briefing journalists last Friday when the setting was accidentally turned on.

He later said it was a "mistake" that should not be taken "so seriously".

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Images from the press conference were still available on social media.

Twitter user Ahsan Hamid Durrani commented online that Yousufzai looked "kinda cute" with the cat filter applied - which could be a tip for global politicians around the world hoping to catch the attention of constituents.

"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 few minutes", the party statement stated. "We ... pride ourselves in bringing Pakistani politics to (the) internet".

"PTI Social Media Disciplinary committee probed the matter first hand and concluded the incident as "a human error" by one of our hard working volunteer".

Responding to the embarrassing incident, PTI's social media team has called it a "human error" and said that "all actions have been taken to avoid such incidents in future".

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