ISLAMABAD: Punjab Data and Tradition Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Tuesday apologised for his anti-Hindu remarks following severe criticism from senior members of his social gathering’s authorities and social media customers.
The Punjab info minister stated, “I used to be addressing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian armed forces and their media not the Hindu neighborhood in Pakistan.”
“I apologise if my remarks harm the Hindu neighborhood in Pakistan,” Chohan continued. “My remarks have been by no means directed at Pakistan’s Hindu neighborhood.”
Chohan additional stated, “I’ll reply befittingly to whoever seems to be at my nation with a grimy eye. Each final drop of my blood is for my nation.”
The Punjab info minister had come underneath extreme criticism from senior members of his social gathering’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 several other others had slammed Chohan over his remarks.
“Completely condemn this. Nobody has the fitting 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 not condone any type of bigotry or unfold of spiritual 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 is not only inexperienced….its not full with out the white which represents the minorities,” Umar wrote on Twitter.
Whereas, the premier’s particular assistant stated the PTI authorities “won’t tolerate this nonsense”. “The derogatory and insulting remarks towards the Hindu neighborhood 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.
Overseas Workplace spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal additionally took to Twitter and stated, “Pakistan proudly owns the white within the flag as a lot because the inexperienced, values contributions of the Hindu neighborhood and honours them as our personal.”
Mahira Khan additionally joined the refrain of voices calling for motion towards Chohan. “Motion not simply condemnation. All the time a great time to set an instance, however now could also be the very best time!” she tweeted.