Pakistan’s Punjab Information and Culture Minister and senior regional leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has been removed from provincial cabinet following controversy over his alleged derogatory remarks direcred against Hindus of India.
Dr Shahbaz Gill, the chief minister’s spokesperson, told media that Chohan tendered resignation and it was accepted by chief minister Usman Buzdar after a meeting.
Chohan had come under intense criticism from senior members of his party’s government and social media users over his recent abusive remarks against the Hindu community.
Please trend with the HT #SackFayazChohan to condemn @Fayazchohanpti‘s recent remarks about Hindus. Imran Khan and his supporters & well-wishers are trying to unite a nation, not break it up through stupidity.
— Mariam’s Madness (@mariamsmadness) March 4, 2019
PTIs official twitter account also confirmed the deverlopment.
PTI Punjab government has removed Fayyaz Chohan from the post of Punjab Information Minister following derogatory remarks about the Hindu community. Bashing someone’s faith should not b a part of any narrative.Tolerance is the first & foremost pillar on which #Pakistan was built. pic.twitter.com/uKJiReWc26
— PTI (@PTIofficial) March 5, 2019
The former Punjab minister while addressing a meeting in Lahore on February 24, in the aftermath of Pulwama attack, had used foul language against the Hindu community and conflated India with Hindus.
“You cow urine-drinking people, listen to me… we are Muslims and we have the flag of Hazrat Ali (RA) and Hazrat Umar (RA)’s bravery. You don’t have that flag,” he had said in a media talk on Monday. “Idol-worshippers” shouldn’t operate under the delusion that they are better than Pakistan.”
Leaders of the different political parties slammed Punjab’s information minister for the objectionable remarks and demanded his sacking.