Fayyazul Hassan Chohan tenders resignation over anti-Hindu remarks
LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab government spokesperson Dr Shehbaz Gill has confirmed that provincial information and culture minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has tendered resignation from his designation over anti-Hindu remarks.
On the notice of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Fayyazul Chohan was asked to tender his resignation from his post over anti-Hindu remarks. Meanwhile, the provincial information minister resigned from his post.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to act swiftly on the process. Usman Buzdar summoned Fayyazul Hassan Chohan at the Punjab CM’s House and sought explanation on his remarks.
“Such indecent statements against minorities are not acceptable”, PM Khan has reportedly said. The chief minister also asked him to tender his resignation.
According to the sources, Syed Samsam Bukhari is expected to replace Chohan as Punjab information minister.
Fayyazul Hassan Chohan apologizes for anti-Hindu statement
Earlier today, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has apologized for his anti-Hindu statement. In a statement, he said that he was addressing Indian PM Narendra Modi, Indian army and media in his statement. “My target was not the Hindu religion and Hindu community,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) served a notice on Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, reprimanding him for making derogatory remarks against the Hindu population in the country.
This has come in light of a viral video in which the PTI minister was seen making a demeaning comment about the religious minority group.
Chohan’s statement has resulted in eminent PTI leaders and senior party members coming forth to flay him for passing a vile statement.
The PTI government “will not tolerate this nonsense”, party leader Naeemul Haque said Monday night. “The derogatory and insulting remarks against the Hindu community by Fayyaz Chohan the Punjab Info Minister demand strict action. PTI govt will not tolerate this nonsense from a senior member of the govt or from anyone. Action will be taken after consulting the chief minister,” Haque, who is special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan, said.
The derogatory and insulting remarks against the Hindu community by Fayyaz Chohan the Punjab Info Minister demand strict action. PTI govt will not tolerate this nonsense from a senior member of the govt or from anyone. Action will be taken after consulting the Chief Minister.
— Naeem ul Haque (@naeemul_haque) March 4, 2019