Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan reappointed as Punjab Minister for Information and Culture

Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan reappointed as Punjab Minister for Information and Culture
Lahore: Following a major re-shuffle in the Punjab cabinet, provincial minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan has been reappointed as Punjab Minister for Information and Culture, GNN reported.

Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan has been appointed as the 4th provincial information minister to tackle the criticism from the opposition parties.

Mr Chauhan has been granted an additional charge of the information ministership beside the Provincial Minister for Colonies.

Mr Aslam Iqbal had excused himself for the additional charge of handling information ministry responsibilities.

Samsam Bukhari was appointed as provincial information minister for only four month but the Chief Minister sough his resign due to his disappointing perfomance.

On March 5, Mr Chohan had resigned from his ministry amid intense criticism over his derogatory remarks directed against the Hindu community.

Later, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar had summoned explanation from the provincial minister and stated that the government was being criticised following his remarks.

Chohan had also apologised for statement against the Hindu community and said his remarks were not meant to target the Hindu religion or community; he just had addressed the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, its army and media.