This isn’t the first time the former Punjab Information Minister has made headlines for passing such insensitive comments. Let’s take a brief look at his stellar career. Also if you’re a Fayaz Chohan supporter, you’re probably not well versed in satire so just to let you know: he sucks!
Fayyaz Chohan made derogatory remarks about the cinema industry for ‘vulgar and indecent film signboards inside and outside the cinema halls’. He stated that instead of putting up billboards of ‘half-naked’ women people should watch ‘totay‘ (colloquial for porn).
He further said that if it were up to him, he would transform the stage actress Nargis into ‘Haji Nargis’. His remarks are not only offensive but extremely sexist in nature and emboldened by an applauding crowd he goes on to say that he could make Nargis fast for not 30 but 300 days.
At a press conference, Chohan passed rude comments about the journalists for asking what he framed a ‘question that creates contradiction’. The minister also stated that the media should remain within it’s bounds. The present journalists stated that Chohan had the opportunity to refuse to answer and made a political statement himself on which he was being questioned. Once again, Chohan showed an utter disrespect for others around him.
Chohan repeatedly used the word Kashmiri as a racial slur. Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur condemned the controversial remarks made by the Punjab Information Minister and that the PTI would take strict action against the Minister.
In a latest debacle, Chohan came under fire from all sides following the derogatory comments he made regarding the Hindu community. When his words were criticised, he stated that he meant no offence to the Hindu community in Pakistan and was referring to Modi.
Punjab’s CM has since asked for Chohan’s resignation. Read more: CM Punjab asks Fayyaz-ul-Chohan to hand in resignation over Racist remarks against the Hindu Community