LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in Punjab on Monday notified Fayyazul Hasan Chohan as provincial information minister.
Media reports say that Chohan was appointed after Industries Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal, whohad the additional charge of the information ministry before, excused himself from being the chief spokesperson of the provincial government.
Reportedly, a notification has been issued in this regard.
Then information minister Chohan was sacked in March this year due to his making derogatory remarks against the Hindu community.
A tweet posted from PTI’s official account read at the time,
“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 had, subsequently, apologised for his remarks.
In a clarification note issued later, Chohan had said: “I was only addressing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their armed forces and not the Hindu community residing in Pakistan.”
He had said he didn’t mean to pinpoint the [Pakistani] Hindu community and that his remarks were no way directed at them.
Later in July, he was reinducted into the cabinet while given forestry, fisheries and wildlife portfolio.
He replaced Sibtain Khan, who is currently facing corruption cases.