New Delhi (Sputnik): A local news portal had quoted Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, the Information Minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, making derogatory remarks during a press conference about the country's Hindu religious minority. The video instantaneously went viral on social media, triggering Twitter users and leading to demands for his resignation.
On Tuesday, Dawn News TV aired Dr. Shahbaz Gill, the spokesperson of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, confirming that Chohan had tendered his resignation and that it has been accepted.
Chohan was heavily criticised by his political peers, including Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar as the demand for his resignation gained momentum.
Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan, the Information Minister of Punjab (Pakistan) recently made derogatory remarks against Hindus. He receiving significant backlash in Pakistan.#FayyazulHassanChohan #Punjab #Hindus #India #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/8iuUeyezw6
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) March 5, 2019
Strongly condemn his idiotic acts which gone beyond our limit. @ImranKhanPTI @fawadchaudhry @UsmanAKBuzdar please remove him from such a responsible post immediately #FayyazMustResign #FayyazulHassanChohan https://t.co/K9JHayjpnp— Yasir Taj (@myasirtaj) March 5, 2019
In the 24 February press conference in Lahore, Chohan was apparently responding to India's rhetoric about terror following the deadly suicide car bombing in Pulwama, Kashmir that cost the lives of more than 40 Indian paramilitary personnel.