LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Tuesday requested Fayyazul Hassan Chohan to tender his resignation from his submit as provincial data and tradition minister over his anti-Hindu remarks, sources mentioned.
Buzdar summoned Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on the Punjab CM Home and requested him to tender his resignation, sources mentioned. “The Punjab CM sought a proof from Chohan relating to his anti-Hindu remarks.”
“There have been complaints towards Chohan earlier as effectively owing to which he was despatched warnings,” the sources additional mentioned.
Earlier right this moment, Chohan apologised for his anti-Hindu remarks following extreme criticism from senior members of his celebration’s authorities and social media customers.
The Punjab data minister 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 by no means directed at Pakistan’s Hindu group.”
Chohan additional mentioned, “I’ll reply befittingly to whoever appears to be like 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 celebration’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 proper to assault anybody else’s faith. Our Hindu residents have given sacrifices for his or her nation,” Mazari tweeted. “Our PM’s msg is all the time 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 towards 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 will likely 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.”