NEW DELHI: Soon after Pakistan Punjab’s Information Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan make derogatory remarks against the country’s Hindu community, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) sacked him in no time on Tuesday.
The tweet by PTI official Twitter handle read, “PTI Punjab government has removed Fayyaz Chohan from the post of Punjab Information Minister following derogatory remarks about the Hindu community. Bashing someone’s faith should not b a part of any narrative.Tolerance is the first & foremost pillar on which #Pakistan was built.”
Chohan comment to the Hindu community at an event in Lahore on February 24 drew intense criticism from members of his party and social media users.
As a video clip of the derisive remarks went viral on Monday, Twitterati on Tuesday using the hashtag “#SackFayazChohan” asked the government to remove him from his post.
As per reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan took serious notice and termed Chohan’s anti-Hindu’ remarks as “inappropriate”. “We will not tolerate remarks against any minority community,” reported IANS.
Many took to social media to applaud Khan and his party for not tolerating Chohan’s bigotry and compare it with India where hatemongers were part of the BJP governments both at the Centre and in states as they are elevated to the position of Ministers and Chief Ministers.
These BJP leaders known for routinely spewing venom by making public hate speeches and derogatory remarks against Indian Muslims and their religion Giriraj Singh, Sakshi Maharaj, Anantkumar Hegde, Vinay Katiyar, Mahesh Sharma and Jayant Sinha among others.
Also, Yogi Adityanath, known for anti-Muslim rhetoric rewarded with the post of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state in 2017.
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