Fayyaz Chohan Sacked by Punjab Government Over Anti-Hindu Comments
Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hasan Chohan was on Tuesday sacked by the Punjab government over use of derogatory language against the Hindu community.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, Chohan had used derogatory terms such as ‘cow urine drinkers’ and ‘idol worshippers’ for the Hindu community. Later, he apologized saying that he was referring to the ‘Hindus of India and not those living in Pakistan’.
The minister was slammed by party leaders, journalists, activists, politicians and ordinary citizens for his use of language. Majority of the social media users had asked for Fayyaz to be removed.
Fayaz-ul-Hasan Chohan, Minister of information & culture in Punjab, Pakistan's most populous province. He is referring to Hindus as "cow urine drinkers" & "idol worshippers". PTI should remove this joker from his post & charge him for discriminating against a religious minority. pic.twitter.com/0hNueDotbb
— Ammara Ahmad ਅਮਾਰਾ ਅਹਿਮਦ (@ammarawrites) March 4, 2019
Someone needs to get Fayaz Chohan out of the govt and fast. What a disgrace.
— ایمان زینب (@ImaanZHazir) March 4, 2019
The Pakistan Hindu community has shown disgust and disappointment over Chohan’s remarks and said that people like Fayaz must not represent Pakistan.
I am Pakistani Hindu.
I felt no difference at any stage , among anyone , Pakistan is damn good state for us.
But these people like Fayaz Chohan should not represent my country.
I demand his removal as minister.#SackFayazChohan
— Karan Kumar (@karanJkh) March 4, 2019
Social Media users are also welcoming his resignation. Murtaza Solangi says that Chohan did not deserved to serve as a minister and that he was unfit to hold public office.
Good if Fayaz Chohan is sacked. He didn’t deserve to be a minister in the cabinet that rules the largest province of Pakistan. #GoodRiddance if true.
— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) March 5, 2019
‘This is Naya Pakistan’: says Imran Ghazali that action will be taken against anyone who uses hate speech.
Govt of Punjab Information Minister Fayaz Chohan resigns after public backlash and strict action from government and @PTIofficial leadership for his hate speech.
This is #NayaPakistan
— Imran Ghazali (@ImranGhazaliPK) March 5, 2019
‘Fine he resigned but Fayaz Chauhan shouldn’t be set free for hate spewing here and there. He should be held under hate speech and violence incitement’
Fine he resigned but Fayaz Chauhan shouldn’t be set free for hate spewing here and there… He should be held under hate speech and violence incitement…
— Ayesha Khalid (@ayeshakhalid7) March 5, 2019
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