Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan

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Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan
Provincial Minister of Punjab for Information and Culture
Assumed office
27 August 2018
Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
Assumed office
15 August 2018
Constituency PP-17 (Rawalpindi-XII)
Personal details
Born (1970-05-21) May 21, 1970 (age 48)
Lahore, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Fayaz-ul-Hasan Chohan is a Pakistani politician who is the current Provincial Minister of Punjab for information and culture, in office since 27 August 2018. He has been a member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab since August 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born on 21 May 1970 in Lahore.[1]

He received the degree of Master of Arts in Economics from the University of the Punjab in 1994.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) from Constituency PP-14 (Rawalpindi-XIV) in Pakistani general election, 2002. He received 13,738 votes and defeated Rashid Naseem Abbasi, a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).[2]

He ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q) from Constituency from PP-14 (Rawalpindi-XIV) in Pakistani general election, 2008 but was unsuccessful. He received 4,166 votes and lost the seat to Hanif Abbasi.[3]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from Constituency PP-17 (Rawalpindi-XII) in Pakistani general election, 2018.[4] He received 40,919 votes and defeated Raja Abdul Hanif.[5]

On 27 August 2018, he was inducted into the provincial Punjab cabinet of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and was appointed as Provincial Minister of Punjab for information and culture.[6]

Views[edit]

Chohan is known for using foul language and name-calling against his opponents on TV talk shows[7] and has been criticized by the media as "rude" politician.[8][9]

Shortly after becoming Provincial Minister of Punjab for information and culture in August 2018, he stirred a controversy when he used obscene language against TV channel staff during an interview on 30 August 2018.[10][11] The same day, he was videotaped passing "vulgar and derogatory misogynistic remarks" against female artists of Lollywood.[12][13][14] Both incidents earned him severe criticism.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Punjab Assembly". www.pap.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 2 February 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "2002 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "Pakistan election 2018 results: National and provincial assemblies". Samaa TV. Archived from the original on 29 July 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018. 
  5. ^ "Election Results 2018 - Constituency Details". www.thenews.com.pk. The News. Archived from the original on 29 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  6. ^ Malik, Mansoor (28 August 2018). "Punjab cabinet sworn in: Only 15 out of 23 ministers given portfolios". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 28 August 2018. 
  7. ^ a b Malik, Mansoor (31 August 2018). "Chohan at the centre of bad press after remarks against stage actors". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 31 August 2018. 
  8. ^ "The rudest man on TV?". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 27 August 2018. 
  9. ^ "Chohan and his followers - Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 27 August 2018. 
  10. ^ "Punjab info minister loses cool during TV interview". Geo News. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018. 
  11. ^ "PTI minister's foul language puts Punjab govt in hot waters". The News. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018. 
  12. ^ "VIDEO: Fayaz ul Hasan Chohan passes obscene remarks in Lollywood-related mixed gathering". Daily Pakistan Global. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018. 
  13. ^ "Punjab information minister bans 'vulgar' film posters, derides entertainment industry". DAWN.COM. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018. 
  14. ^ "Punjab information minister creates another controversy". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 30 August 2018.