Lahore (Staff Report): Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Tuesday accepted Fayyazul Hassan Chohan's resignation from his post as provincial minister for information and culture over his anti-Hindu remarks.
Hindus of Pakistan are as much a part of the fabric of the nation as I am. Remember the flag of Pakistan is not just green....its not complete without the white which represents the minorities. Quaide Azam's whole struggle was for a country free of discrimination— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) March 4, 2019
According to sources, Buzdar summoned Chohan at the CM House and asked him to tender his resignation over anti-Hindu remarks. The sources said that the Punjab CM also sought an explanation from Chohan.
#PTI Social Media condemns derogatory remarks. We respect all religions, Quaid said, “You may belong to any religion/caste/creed, that has nothing to do with business of State”, on same principles @ImranKhanPTI has always given minorities status they rightly deserve in Pakistan????????— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) March 4, 2019
Earlier the day, Chohan apologised for his anti-Hindu remarks following severe criticism from senior members of his party's government and social media users with #SackFayazChohan trending on Twitter for his anti-Hindu remarks.
The derogatory and insulting remarks against the Hindu community by Fayyaz Chohan the Punjab Info Minister demand strict action. PTI govt will not tolerate this nonsense from a senior member of the govt or from anyone. Action will be taken after consulting the Chief Minister.— Naeem ul Haque (@naeemul_haque) March 4, 2019