In yet another surprise move, the Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan was criticised by his own party leaders for spewing out venomous words for Hindus.
It appears that the incumbent Imran Khan government in Pakistan is bent upon improving its image when it comes to how the minorities are treated in Pakistan.
The minister in question was quoted as referring to the Hindus “cow urine-drinking people”.
He also added that “Don’t operate under the delusion that you are seven times better than us. What we have, you can’t have, you idol-worshippers”.
The remarks have since gone viral in the social media.
The remarks were in the context of rising tension between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans.
In response to the attack on the minorities, Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari condemned Mr Chohan’s statement saying, “No one has the
right to attack anyone else’s religion. Our Hindu citizens have also sacrificed for their country.
Our Prime Minister’s message is always of tolerance and respect and we cannot condone any form of bigotry or spread of religious hatred.”
It is estimated that at least 1.6 per cent of Pakistan’s population is Hindu and Hinduism is the second largest religion followed in the country.