Red-faced Punjab minister resorts to abuse in viral clip

Published: August 30, 2018
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Fayazul Hasan Chohan. PHOTO:TWITTER@Fayazchohanpti

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Footage of a petulant Punjab Information Minister Fayazul Hasan Chohan hurling abuse in an interview has gone viral on social media.

The minister, who was being interviewed by anchor Zeeshan Malik on Wednesday, ostensibly lost his temper after clips showing him using unbecoming language was broadcast. Malik then asked Chohan if he would resort to such language after assuming his ministerial responsibilities.

Chohan presented a number of explanations in reply including one on how former Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah had used derogatory language for him. “Rana Sanaullah abused me first. I responded in kind”.

The host then played another clip of Chohan terming Sheikh Rasheed a “ghatya” individual who had never remained faithful to anyone. He then presents an open challenge to anyone on money changing hands in connection with 19 NA-56 tickets. “May my nikaah(s) stand void and I die an unbeliever’s death if I have ever harboured such a thought.” Chohan is then seen subjecting the host of the programme, media and his political rivals to a volley of abuse.

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Punjab Senior Minister Aleem Khan has tendered an apology on behalf of Chohan. He said Chief Minister Usman Buzdar may have been made cognisant of the episode.

“To run an off-camera clip is against journalistic ethics, I answered extremely negative questions with patience through the entire program. They showed an off-camera clip of after the programme had concluded. Despite this, I apologise for my off-camera behaviour,” Chohan tweeted earlier on Thursday.

Watch the video here:

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Khan muhammad
    Aug 31, 2018 - 6:39AM

    Even though I love Imran Khan but the unfortunate truth is that te party has filled its leadership slots with nut jobs like Mr. Chohan and Amir Liquat to name a few. Recommend

  • Khan
    Aug 31, 2018 - 8:38AM

    On-camera one can be any person, it is the off-camera behaviour that really matters! You are what you are off-camera.Recommend

  • Shahid
    Aug 31, 2018 - 10:49AM

    Leaking off camera comments is more unethical than the language usedRecommend

  • Parvez Iqbal
    Sep 2, 2018 - 4:41AM

    The man has no class. I guess that is a requirement for Information Ministers. Pity the nation.Recommend

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