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TDN World Desk: Days after Pulwama attack situation has been tensed among the two countries, India and Pakistan. Amid the furor, hat-mongers has been coming up with vile remarks in both the countries. But this time Pakistan made an extraordinary move by sacking its provincial minister for hateful comments against the Hindu. 

According to Reuters, On Tuesday, Pakistan removed Punjab provincial Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan for his Anti-Hindu remarks.

While addressing a gathering on February 24, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan made a spiteful speech against the minority Hindu living in the country and mentioned them as “cow urine drinkers”. This video of him making Anti-Hindu comment went viral on Pak-social media and it drew severe criticism from the social media users with a hashtag sack Fayyazul Hassan Chohan which was eventually got on the trend in Twitter. 

On Monday night, Pakistan’s ruling party PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf)  issued an statement from their official Twitter handle condemning the hate-remarks made by Chohan, the  Information minister of the Punjab Province : “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 be a part of any narrative. Tolerance is the first & foremost pillar on which Pakistan was built”, reads the statement. 

However, Chohan, amid mounting pressure and criticism over his remarks, came to defend himself by saying that “he was addressing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian armed forces and their media not the Hindu community in Pakistan”. 

He also begged for an apology. “I apologies if my remarks hurt the Hindu community in Pakistan”, Chohan was quoted by a Pakistan based news outlet. “My remarks were in no way directed at Pakistan’s Hindu community”. 

As per source, Punjab (in Pakistan) Chief Minister Usman Buzdar summoned Fayyazul Hassan Chohan at the Punjab CM House and asked him to tender his resignation. “The Punjab CM sought an explanation from Chohan regarding his anti-Hindu remarks”. 

As a result, Chohan, the Punjab culture and information minister decided to tender his resignation. 

On Tuesday, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar accepted Fayyazul Hassan Chohan’s resignation from his post as provincial information and culture minister.