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Samsam Bukhari takes oath as Punjab information minister

LAHORE: Samsam Ali Bukhari took oath as new Punjab’s Information Minister in a prestigious ceremony organised at the Governor House on Wednesday, ARY News reported.

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar administered the oath to Bukhari.

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, government ministers and other higher officials.

Bukhari, who the served as minister of state during the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government, joined PTI in 2015. He won the provincial assembly seat PP-201 from Sahiwal in 2018 general elections.

He has replaced Fayyazul Hassan Chohan who was removed as information minister over his derogatory statement against the Hindu community.

Read Also: Chohan removed as Punjab minister after anti-Hindu remarks

Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the Punjab chief minister to take action against Chohan over his remarks.

Chohan’s derogatory statement against the Hindus irked PM Khan who directed the provincial authorities to ask the Punjab information minister to tender his resignation. He said that such statements will not be tolerated anymore which hurt sentiments of believers of any religion.

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