Twitter Outraged As Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Reinstated As Punjab Info Minister
Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan has been reinstated as the information minister of Punjab months after he had resigned following his derogatory comments about the Hindu community, with the move causing outrage on social media.
In March, Chohan had resigned following severe criticism regarding his bigoted remarks against he Hindu community. In a television programme, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s member of provincial assembly (MPA) of Punjab had said that Hindus were ‘cow-urine drinking people’.
Following the news, people took to Twitter to express their resentment over the fact that someone who had made derogatory remarks against the Hindu minority had been given an important portfolio again.
Journalist Murtaza Ali Shah took to Twitter to state that Chohan’s reinstatement was a moment of silence for those media personnel who had hailed his sacking as the coming of a ‘Naya Pakistan’.
Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan reappointed as Information Minister Punjab. Moment of silence for those media persons who had hailed his sacking after hate-incitement calling it a sign of Naya Pakistan being made under the ‘visionary’ leadership.
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) December 2, 2019
Another user stated on Twitter that Chohan’s reappointment was no surprise, and what he said in the past was in sync with the ideology of PTI, adding that it would not be surprising if PTI promoted him to an even better rank.
Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan reappointed as Information Minister is no surprise. What he said in the past, was in sync with the ideology of PTI. It won't be surprising if PTI might just promote him to even a better rank.
— -Maimoona (@LucidViews__) December 2, 2019
Journalist Naila Inayat also expressed criticism for Chohan’s reinstatement as information minister. She took to Twitter and asked people who they had found ‘tabdeeli’ (change), a frequent slogan of the ruling party.
Apko tabdeeli kaisee lagi? https://t.co/x9T89FFALx
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) December 2, 2019
Another user, while sharing the news, stated that Imran Khan was similar to the right-wing Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami.
Imran Khan is nothing but colored photo copy of Jamait -e- Islami.
Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan reappointed as Punjab Minister for Information and Culture https://t.co/baOQYDbV5m
— Salman Sikandar (@SALSIKandar) December 2, 2019
Moreover, writer Nuzhat Siddiqui said that instead of the recent demand for restoration of student unions made at the Students Solidarity March, Fayyaz ul Hassan Chauhan had been reinstated.
Students Union tau bahal nahi hueen, Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan bahal ho gya.
— Nuzhat S. Siddiqi (@guldaar) December 2, 2019
People also pointed out that the decision to remove him from his post was a good decision by the ruling party and it had now taken a u-turn on the matter.
Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan reappointed as Information Minister.
The only good decision that was taken by PTI government to remove him from the cabinet and a U-Turn on that too.
— Adil Shakeel (@adilsh97) December 2, 2019