Chohan apologizes over offensive remarks to journalists

Lahore: Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Wednesday tendered apology over his offensive remarks to journalists at the death memorial of Late Qazi Hussain Ahmed. Asked to comment on the Jamat-e-Islami chief’s statement alleging that the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf’s promise of turning the country into Madinah state was baseless as the government did  not even take a single step for it. Chohan, rather than responding to the question, lambasted 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. Chohan expresses anger over journalist’s question on PTI’s ‘Madinah state’ promise The provincial information minister in his clarification said that he gave the 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.