LAHORE: Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan has been removed as Punjab’s information minister, read a notification from the Government of Punjab on Monday.
Two other ministers along with Chohan have been removed, said the notification.
Firdous Ashiq Awan — who previously served as the prime minister’s special assistant on information — has been appointed as the special assistant to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.
The notice also stated that Jon will continue to serve as Minister of Colonial Affairs, while the Press Department of Punjab will be led by Awan.
The other two ministers removed by the provincial government are Mehar Muhammad Aslam Bharwana, who was the minister for cooperatives, and Zawar Hussain Warraich, who was serving as the minister for prisons.
This is the second time that Fayyaz ul Hasan Chohan has been removed from his portfolio after the Punjab government reappointed him as the provincial information minister in 2019.
After making anti-Indian remarks that angered and offended many people in the country, he had to resign in March.
After a video of his remarks went viral on social media, PTI lawmakers were severely criticized.