Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan apologizes for ridiculing media

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan on Thursday has tendered apology to the journalists for bashing media.

Talking to reporters in Lahore, Chohan said that volume 10 of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report is full of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s corruption.

On Tuesday, Fayyaz Ul Hassan Chohan had reacted violently in response to a question asked by a journalist on achievability and progress being made by the federal government on the model of Riyasat-e- Madina (welfare state).

A reporter asked him that Jamat-e-Islami chief Siraj-ul-Haq has perceived the government’s Riyasat-e- Madina model as “vague and hollow”.

Irked by questions of the media, the minister stated that such a question should have been asked from the Jamat-e-Islami and called the media “Shameless”.

Responding to his comments, reporters lodged a strong protest and surrounded his car when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) minister tried to get away.

Later, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) submitted a resolution against Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan for bashing media and demanded to remove him from the post.