LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar accepted on Tuesday Fayyazul Hassan Chohan’s resignation from his publish as provincial data and tradition minister over his anti-Hindu remarks.
The Punjab tradition and data minister determined to tender his resignation, after apologising for his anti-Hindu remarks as he confronted extreme criticism from senior members of his get together’s authorities and social media customers.
Buzdar summoned Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on the Punjab CM Home and requested him to tender his resignation. “The Punjab CM sought a proof from Chohan concerning his anti-Hindu remarks.”
“There have been complaints in opposition to Chohan earlier as nicely owing to which he was despatched warnings,” the sources earlier mentioned.
The Punjab data minister in his apology mentioned, “I used to be addressing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian armed forces and their media not the Hindu group in Pakistan.”
“I apologise if my remarks harm the Hindu group in Pakistan,” Chohan continued. “My remarks have been under no circumstances directed at Pakistan’s Hindu group.”
Chohan additional mentioned, “I’ll reply befittingly to whoever seems at my nation with a grimy eye. Each final drop of my blood is for my nation.”
The Punjab data minister had come underneath extreme criticism from senior members of his get together’s authorities and social media customers with #SackFayazChohan trending on Twitter for his anti-Hindu remarks whereas addressing a gathering on February 24.
A video had gone viral of Chohan making the remarks whereas responding to Indian rhetoric within the aftermath of the Pulwama assault.
Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan Naeemul Haque, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and a number of other others had slammed Chohan over his remarks.
“Completely condemn this. Nobody has the precise to assault anybody else’s faith. Our Hindu residents have given sacrifices for his or her nation,” Mazari tweeted. “Our PM’s msg is at all times of tolerance & respect & we can’t condone any type of bigotry or unfold of non secular hatred,” she added.
“Hindus of Pakistan are as a lot part of the material of the nation as I’m. Bear in mind the flag of Pakistan isn’t just inexperienced….its not full with out the white which represents the minorities,” Umar wrote on Twitter.
Whereas, the premier’s particular assistant mentioned the PTI authorities “won’t tolerate this nonsense”. “The derogatory and insulting remarks in opposition to the Hindu group by Fayyaz Chohan the Punjab Information Minister demand strict motion. PTI govt won’t tolerate this nonsense from a senior member of the govt. or from anybody. Motion can be taken after consulting the Chief Minister,” Haque tweeted.
International Workplace spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal additionally took to Twitter and mentioned, “Pakistan proudly owns the white within the flag as a lot because the inexperienced, values contributions of the Hindu group and honours them as our personal.”