The Punjab information minister said, “I was addressing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian armed forces and their media not the Hindu community in Pakistan.”
“I apologise if my remarks hurt the Hindu community in Pakistan,” Chohan continued. “My remarks were in no way directed at Pakistan’s Hindu community.”
Chohan further said, “I will respond befittingly to whoever looks at my nation with a dirty eye. Every last drop of my blood is for my nation.”
The Punjab information minister had come under severe criticism from senior members of his party’s government and social media users with #SackFayazChohan trending on Twitter for his anti-Hindu remarks while addressing a gathering on February 24.