Fayyazul Hassan Chohan removed as Punjab information minister

Published: March 5, 2019
Fayyazul Hassan Chohan. PHOTO: FILE

Fayyazul Hassan Chohan. PHOTO: FILE

Following his outburst against Hindus, Punjab information minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan was removed from his post Tuesday, a provincial government spokesperson confirmed.

Chohan resigned after Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar asked him to step down, Express News quoted Dr Shahbaz Gill as saying.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Twitter account also confirmed the development.

“PTI Punjab government has removed Fayyaz Chohan from the post of Punjab Information Minister following derogatory remarks about the Hindu community,” the account tweeted. “Bashing someone’s faith should not be a part of any narrative. Tolerance is the first and foremost pillar on which Pakistan was built.”

Meanwhile, sources said, party leader Samsam Bukhari is set to replace Chohan as the new provincial information minister.

The former Punjab minister had used foul language against Hindu community while criticising India.

“You cow urine-drinking people, listen to me… we are Muslims and we have the flag of Hazrat Ali (RA) and Hazrat Umar (RA)’s bravery. You don’t have that flag,” he had said in a media talk on Monday. “Idol-worshippers” shouldn’t operate under the delusion that they are better than Pakistan.”

Leaders of the different political parties slammed Punjab’s information minister for the derogatory remarks.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Dr. Asadick, germany
    Mar 5, 2019 - 6:12PM

    Correct decision by PTI. Religion question should be deleted from Pakistani Passports.
    We are all Pakistanis and only that is relevant. Recommend

  • Arif
    Mar 5, 2019 - 6:46PM

    Its never too late. Timely decision. PTI needs to bring some polished person at this post. Recommend

  • Doc
    Mar 5, 2019 - 7:05PM

    Allhumdolilah, good decision he doesn’t only have a bad mouth against non-Muslims he genuinely has a bad mouth and just for his information no one of such can be a flag bearer of Islam. Recommend

  • Kashif Ahmed
    Mar 5, 2019 - 8:09PM

    Good Job by CM Punjab no one is justified to say anything bad about any religion. The comments he has made against the Hindus are utterly ridiculous and we should not involve any religion with the people of that country. What Modi is doing wrong everybody knows it but it has nothing to do with Hindu faith.Recommend

  • Arif Imran Anjum
    Mar 5, 2019 - 9:31PM

    Very impressive decision, he really deserves to be removed for his inhuman remarks Recommend

  • Javed ali
    Mar 5, 2019 - 9:35PM

    He never deserved to be information minister. This was his regular style of talking.Recommend

  • Nasah
    Mar 6, 2019 - 6:55AM

    Great job PTI – beginning to like Imran and his PTI.Recommend

  • Om Perkash
    Mar 7, 2019 - 9:29PM

    Nonsence remark shows that there is no difference between Mr. Chohan and Mr. Modi. It appears that he is Modi of Pakistan. All Modis should be removed from their seats.

    Good job PTIRecommend

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