Chohan apologises for his offensive remarks to journalists

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LAHORE : Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan on Wednesday tendered apology over his offensive remarks to journalists at the death memorial of Late Qazi Hussain Ahmed.

A journalist, on Tuesday, requested the minister to respond on the Jamat-e-Islami chief’s statement alleging that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s promise of turning the country into Madinah state is baseless as the government didn’t even take a single step for it.

Chohan, rather than responding to the question, lambasted at the journalist, saying that the journalist should feel ashamed for asking such question.

The reporters, outside Punjab Assembly, staged a protest on Chohan’s arrival at the dice.

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The provincial information minister in his clarification said that he gave the uncalled for reaction because he was going through troubled times as his wife was admitted in Services Hospital.

“Before I went on stage to speak in the memorial, my driver passed me a chit in which it was said that your wife was admitted to Services Hospital in an unconscious stage,” he said.

“It was a very tensed moment for me, so I gave my response in light to it. If someone is offended by my response I apologise for my words.

The journalists, present on the occasion, accepted Chohan’s apology. NNI