LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Minister for Information Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Wednesday has failed to talk to media as the journalists continued their boycott against him.
According to details, the journalists picked up their mics in front of the provincial minister and chanted slogans against him for ridiculing the media.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP)
has submitted a resolution against Fayyazul Hassan Chohan
for bashing media and demanded to remove him from the post.
Chohan expresses anger over journalist’s question
On Tuesday, a local journalist
asked the minister about PTI’s promise of turning the country into Madinah state
is baseless as the government didn’t even take a single step for it. Following to reply, Chohan lambasted at the journalist, saying that the journalist should feel ashamed for asking such question.
“Media should not be an unguided missile. They should know what to ask and where to ask “, said the minister. “It should not ask questions which can raise conflict,” he added.
Responding to the minister’s harsh words, the journalists recorded strong protest and surrounded his car when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
minister tried to get away.
Chohan tenders apology for his derogatory remarks about female artistes
Earlier, Fayyazul Chohan tendered apology for his derogatory remarks about female artistes of Nargis and Megha. The minister has tendered apology after coming the strict response from the artistes.
“If I had the authority, I would have made Nargis offer Hajj and Megha keep as much as 300 fasts a year
,” the minister remarked about the artistes’ later than apology.
“So while speaking with regard to that a word slipped my tongue about Nargis sahiba and a TV channel hyped it too much,” he said. “I apologise to Nargis sahiba from the core of my heart. She is a very respectable person, a star of Pakistan film industry and a [cultural] ambassador of Pakistan.”