LAHORE: Following a controversial statement against the Hindu community, Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan has been removed from his post as Punjab Minister for Information and Culture on Tuesday.
According to media, Punjab government demanded resignation of Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan over his derrogatory remarks against the Hindu community.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar summoned explanation from the provincial minister and said that the government was being criticized following his remarks.
Chohan had earlier said that the Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar had not sought resignation from him.
The provincial minister told that the chief minister had summoned explanation from him over his anti-Hindu remarks and he has clarified his stance.
Fayyaz Chohan had earlier apologized for statement against the Hindu community and said his remarks were not meant to target the Hindu religion or community; he just addressed the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, its army and media.
“All minorities are part of Pakistan and have equal rights,” he said.
Fayyaz Chohan was slammed by his own party leaders as well as the opposition after the racist comments. Prime Minister Imran Khan was also displeased with him and said derogatory statement against any minority is not acceptable.
PM Imran displeased with minister’s remarks
Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan was displeased with Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan over anti-Hindu remarks and said derogatory statement against any minority is not acceptable.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders had also slammed Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan after his comments and hinted at taking action against him. Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Political Affairs Naeemul Haq promised that strict action will be taken against the provincial minister.
“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,” Naeemul Haq wrote on Twitter.