Mian Akram Usman had sponsored some posters for Kashmir Day, which had featured a derogatory line targeting the Hindu community. The posters were put up in public spaces in Lahore. After a public backlash, Usman had blamed the printer who produced the posters for ‘mistakenly’ printing an inflammatory slur targeting followers of Hinduism. Usman had said that he had wanted to target Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi but the printer “mistakenly” substituted Modi’s name with the word ‘Hindu’.
In the show-cause noticed to Usman after his suspension, the party has noted that the words that appeared on the posters violate party policy. The notice was issued by the party’s Lahore president, Zuhair Abbas Khokhar. The matter has been referred to a special committee.