Punjab info minister uses expletives against PML-N leaders on-air


Punjab Information Minister Fayazul Hassan Chohan on Tuesday night used expletives against former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ministers Daniyal Aziz and Tallal Chaudhry and verbally targeted the staff of a private news channel.

During the programme, old clips of the Punjab information minister were played which did not go down well with him.

In a video circulating on social media, Chohan can be heard using derogatory words for the former privatisation minister and state interior minister in the programme. The minister also abused the staff after the programme ended.

When pointed out by the TV anchor about his language, the provincial information minister claimed that he used these words “by mistake”.

Further, after the programme, while removing the microphone the provincial minister used abusive language against the channel and its staff.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan condemned Chohan’s behaviour stating that the information minister should not have used such language. “A complaint must have been lodged with Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar,” Khan said.



In another clip on social media, the minister is talking about the “vulgar” boards outside cinemas. “We have issued a notice to all the cinema owners asking them to remove these boards,” he said, adding if the orders were not compiled by any owner within three days of the notice, he will be fined first and then be shut down next.

“Not only Indian movies but Pakistani movies are destroying the moral standards of our society,” the minister said. “I will keep a close eye on them and will bring them in my domain and range,” Chohan added.