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Friday Dec 07 2018

Youth parliamentarians heckle Chohan over sordid remarks


LAHORE: The youth parliamentarians interrupted Punjab Minister Fayyazul Hasan Chohan’s address to protest over his sordid remarks on the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo.

Chohan, in his address to the youth parliamentarians, took a potshot in Punjabi at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader while speaking on the Avenfield reference case. 

The uncanny remarks prompted a stiff protests from the youth leaders, asking the minister to take back his statement.

The Punjab minister refused to abide by the demand and stick with his statement by saying: “This is a national youth assembly which means that you all should be aware of the political norms.”

It appears that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader has a penchant for issuing high-handed remarks, which eventually creates controversy for the party and the government. 

The minister, earlier, was forced to tender an apology for his derogatory statements on female artistes and news channels.

The minister, at the event in Lahore, had said that "if I had the authority, I would have made Nargis offer Hajj and Megha keep as much as 300 fasts a year."

"While speaking with regard to that a word slipped my tongue about Nargis sahiba and a TV channel hyped it too much," Chohan said in his video statement."I apologise to Nargis sahiba from the core of my heart. She is a very respectable person, a star of Pakistan film industry and a [cultural] ambassador of Pakistan."

Nargis had earlier slammed the minister for his derogatory, misogynistic remarks about the female artistes.

"Whoever this minister is, I have listened to his statement and I would only like to tell him that you are on a responsible post. Choose your words rightly,” she said. "Minister sahib, every individual has respect; be careful next time or else every respectable person reserves the right to take a legal action."

Later in his message, Chohan also apologised for his comments about certain news channels, a clip of which was widely shared on social networking platforms.

"I also apologise to owners and employees of Kohenoor and Royal news channels," he said. "God willing, next time caution would be exercised with regard to all these things."

The minister had abused a private TV channel’s technical staff in reaction to being asked by a talk show host about his controversial remarks in the past.


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