Minister Fayyaz Chohan Terms Children With Disabilities ‘Punishment From God’
Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan is being criticised on social media for his highly insensitive remarks against the disabled people. While addressing a press conference, the minister termed disabled children a punishment from God. He expressed these views while talking about the incidents of hoarding of face masks and santisers in the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari also condemned her colleague’s disgraceful comments in a tweet.
Special children are not an "azaab" but are special human beings to be cared for and loved and allowed to develop their own potential. In fact no child can ever be an "azaab" and for anyone to make such a cruel, inhumane statement is absolutely unforgivable and condemnable.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) March 17, 2020
Other social media users also took strong exception to the minister’s statement.
Kaptaan appointed Fayyaz Chohan
Fayyaz Chohan makes racist comments about Hindu people
Kaptaan fires Fayyaz Chohan
Kaptaan reappoints Fayyaz Chohan
Fayyaz Chohan makes these disgusting comments 👇🏽
What does it say about Kaptaan? 🤔
— Khurram Qureshi (@qureshik74) March 17, 2020
How insensitive can we be. Can someone please sack Fayyaz Chohan again? Who gives him permission to appear on screen? https://t.co/4y4fibTsoQ
— Nida Khan Tareen (@NidaTareen) March 17, 2020
Fayyaz Chohan can't be fixed. It is that simple.
— Abbas Nasir (@abbasnasir59) March 17, 2020
The number of people agreeing with Fayyaz Chohan should be a good indication of how difficult the struggle is for people with additional needs, and their caregivers.
Remember: we are all different, and ‘normal’ doesn’t mean much. Being different is not divine retribution.
— Paul (@mrithejester) March 17, 2020
When i saw people defending #FayyazChohan with wrong translation of Surah e Anfaal Ayat no. 28.
Nowhere does Allah use the word “AZAAB” for children & wealth. Word is “TRIAL”.
— Mir Mohammad Alikhan (@MirMAKOfficial) March 17, 2020
It's people like Fayyaz Chohan whose ignorance, lack of sensitivity & crassness debilitates & disables any attempts to govern meaningfully, worsens the situation of those physically or mentally challenged, & erodes any good work or goodwill their party & govt manages to do/gain https://t.co/aKKCvgllYe
— Osama Siddique (@DrOsamaSiddique) March 17, 2020
What a disgraceful guy this Fayyaz Chohan is! Spitting rubbish abt disable/special children for the sake of politics. If disable children was curse of God many prophets too wouldn't have disable children. Even Holy Prophet's (PBUH) own sons couldn't survive and died of diseases. https://t.co/vfQhMwUjMH
— Sehar Shinwari (@SeharShinwari) March 17, 2020