PESHAWAR  -  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa former chief minister Pervez Khattak on Friday tendered a public apology over using foul language against his political opponents during electioneering for the 2018 general polls.

In a video message, Khattak said “I have already apologised before a court for the statements I made during my election campaign.”

The former KP CM clarified that he only wanted to “point out social flaws” and did not intend to hurt anyone’s sentiments. He said that if his language had hurt the feelings of anyone, “I apologise” for using such language.

He said that purchase and sale of the votes during elections was also part of the social evils, adding that his aim was only to point out these social evils.

This video apology came two days after the Election Commission of Pakistan had directed him for a video of apologising for his actions as evidence.

On Wednesday, Khattak had tendered an unconditional apology before a four-member bench of the Election Commission of Pakistan, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (Retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza.

This video apology of Khattak has been appreciated by people.