Punjab info minister tenders apology for remarks about Nargis, Megha
LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan tendered an apology for his derogatory remarks about female artistes of Nargis and Megha.
As per reports, the minister has tendered apology after coming the strict response from the artistes.
In his video message, the Punjab information minister said that he had attended a cultural show in Lahore a day ago, wherein he was very aggressively asked by musicians, directors and artistes for putting an end to vulgarity in theatres.
“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.”
In another video message released later, Chohan also apologised to Megha for his remarks.
Earlier, the minister had said that “if I had the authority, I would have made Nargis offer Hajj and Megha keep as much as 300 fasts a year.”
“Whoever this minister is, I have listened to his statement and I would only like to tell him that you are on a responsible post. Choose your words rightly. Such words are not used for any woman sitting back at home,” Nargis said.
Later in his message, Chohan also apologised for his comments about certain news channels, a clip of which was widely shared on social networking platforms.