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Pakistanis condemn Chohan for calling differently-abled children ‘punishment from God’

Punjab information minister Fayyaz Chohan ignited another controversy leaving  Pakistanis furious with his insensitive comments, however, it was not the first time.

The Punjab information minister was speaking at a press conference on Tuesday along with provincial health minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid on the coronavirus outbreak when he made the controversial statement.

“God hands out punishment to people in the form of paralyzed, disabled children […] which forces that person to repent,” he said.

His comments were totally unacceptable and many took to social media condemning his remarks. Calling physically challenged children an act of divine justice for the sins of parents is deplorable and shameful!




Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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