In a reshuffle of the Punjab cabinet, Fayyazul Hasan Chohan was on Monday removed as the provincial information minister, according to a notification issued by the Punjab government. Sources claim that Prime Minister directly ordered Chohan’s removal.
Meanwhile, Firdous Ashiq Awan, who previously served as the special assistant to the prime minister on information and broadcasting, has been appointed as special assistant on information to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.
In a tweet, Firdaus thanked the Prime Minister for bestowing trust in her.
Chohan will now only hold the portfolio of the Punjab colonies minister.
The move apparently came as a surprise to Chohan, who told Dawn when contacted that he did not know of any such development.
As part of the reshuffle, two other provincial ministers — Mehar Muhammad Aslam, who held the cooperatives’ portfolio, and Zawar Hussain Warraich, who held the prisons portfolio — were removed from their offices.