PTI U-turns as Fayyazul Hassan Chohan given provincial ministry again

Punjab Assembly submits resolution again Chohan's appointment

Fayyazul Hassan Chohan. PHOTO: FILE

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), in another U-turn, on Friday will again appoint Fayyazul Hassan Chohan as a provincial minister.

Chohan, who was removed as Punjab's information minister in March following his outburst against Hindus, will be given the forestry, fisheries and wildlife ministry.

Chohan will replace Sibtain Khan, who is currently facing an investigation by the National Accountability Bureau.

He will take oath as minister Friday evening at Governor House, Punjab.

Punjab Assembly submits resolution again Chohan's appointment

The Punjab Assembly on Friday submitted a resolution against Chohan's appointment as provincial minister.

The resolution, submitted by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) member Majid Bukhari, called the act 'shameful', since Chohan has displayed religious prejudices and given controversial statements against the four million Hindus in Pakistan.

"During his six months as minister, Chohan disrespected journalists, actors and politicians. There should be no place in the Punjab Assembly for those who promote religious extremism and use hate speech," the resolution added.

The former Punjab minister had used foul language against the 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. “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.

Chohan resigned after Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar asked him to step down.

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