Sumsam Ali Bukhari to be made Punjab Information Minister: Sources
*LAHORE: Information Secretary of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab, Sumsam Ali Bukhari, is expected to be given the portfolio of province’s information ministry after Fayyazul Hassan Chohan tendered his resignation earlier in the day.*
Bukhari was called to the Chief Minister House, Punjab where he met CM Usman Buzdar.
Former minister of state and Pakistan People’s party (PPP) leader Sumsam Bokhari had shifted his allegiance to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2015.
Chohan’s derogatory statement against the Hindus irked PM Khan who directed provincial authorities to ask the Punjab information minister to tender his resignation. PM Khan issued strict directives to federal and provincial ministers, saying that such statements will not be tolerated anymore which hurt sentiments of believers of any religion.
Punjab CM House spokesperson Shehbaz Gill confirmed that Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has met Chohan and accepted his resignation