Pakistani politician accidentally uses cat filter during press conference

A minister in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province had to face a hilarious situation after his entire media talks went live with a cat filter on by his social media team (Photo credit: FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)

A PAKISTANI politician has gone viral after a ‘cat filter’ was accidentally added to his face during a live-streamed conference.

Shaukat Yousafzai was briefing journalists last Friday (14), unaware that a rogue setting meant cat features were adorned across his face.

Comments started pouring in as Facebook users noticed pink cat-like ears and whiskers had appeared on the heads of the minister and two accompanying officials.

There’s “a cat in the cabinet” one said. Others were more literal: “Shaukat Yousafzai looks like a cat — Meow meow meow,”.

In response, the 56-year-old said it was a “mistake” which should not be taken seriously.

Despite the error being pointed out by users, the live stream continued with the whiskers and ears in place.

A press statement, issued by the PTI social media team said the incident happened because of “human error”.

“All necessary actions have been taken to avoid such incidents in future,” it said.