Samsam Bukhari likely to take charge as Punjab info minister
LAHORE (92 News) – The government has decided to appoint Samsam Bukhari as new Information Minister of the province after Fayyazul Hassan Chohan tendered his resignation earlier in on Tuesday.
Samsam Bukhari called on Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar at Chief Minister’s House and they exchanged views on Chohan’s resignation and his potential replacement.
It was reported that Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar would administer the oath to Bukhari tomorrow (Wednesday). But the final decision would be taken by PM Imran khan and the Punjab chief minister.
Former state minister and Pakistan People’s party (PPP) leader Samsam Bokhari had shifted his allegiance to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2015. He won the provincial assembly seat PP-201 from Sahiwal on the PTI ticket in July 25, 2018 general elections.
Chohan tenders resignation over anti-Hindu remarks
Earlier today, 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.
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.