Pakistan Punjab Government has sacked information and culture minister Fayyaz Chohan for his derogatory remarks against the Hindu community. On Tuesday, Fayyaz was accepted by the Pakistan Punjab Government. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took to its official Twitter handle and announced that its minister for information has resigned and has been accepted by the party with immediate effect.
Pakistan Punjab Govt on Tuesday sacked the information and culture minister and said that Pakistan is committed for protecting the rights of minorities. The govt also stated that Pakistan is built on tolerance which is one of the foremost and important pillar of the country.
Fayyaz was quoted by Samaa news agency, during a press conference last month, where he had referred to the Hindus as cow urine-drinking people.
The remarks by minister came amid reports of escalating tension between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed lives of more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force jawans.
The minority community in Punjab slammed him after his comments went viral on social networking website Twitter. As per reports, Chohan had also apologised for derogatory comments that were not only questioned by Prime Minister Imran Khan but several other senior ministers in the Pakistan cabinet.