Provincial minister Chohan apologises for anti-Hindu remarks

11:38 AM | 5 Mar, 2019
Provincial minister Chohan apologises for anti-Hindu remarks
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ISLAMABAD - Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has apologised for his anti-Hindu comments and clarified that he was addressing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their media not the Hindu community in Pakistan.

After receiving severe criticism from senior members of his party's government and social media users the provincial information minister said that "I apologise if my remarks hurt the Hindu community in Pakistan."

He further said that "I will respond befittingly to whoever looks at my nation with a dirty eye. Every last drop of my blood is for my nation."

Earlier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan Naeemul Haque tweeted that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will not tolerate this nonsense, adding that action will be taken after consulting the Chief Minister.

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari and Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar also condemned Chohan's remarks.

Following severe criticism, the provincial information minister said that "My remarks were in no way directed at Pakistan's Hindu community."

The Punjab information minister had come under severe criticism from the social media users with #SackFayazChohan trending on Twitter for his anti-Hindu remarks.