PTI suspends Lahore general secretary Mian Akram for anti-Hindu banner

The matter has been further referred to a special committee.

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Taking a significant step in the right direction, Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf has suspended its Lahore general secretary Mian Akram Usman for anti-Hindu remarks. The party worker sponsored and had put up some posters for Kashmir Solidarity Day, which featured derogatory comments about Hindus. The banner was displayed in Lahore’s public places.

After getting the backlash, Mian Akram took to twitter and apologized, blaming the printer for it. He said that he meant to target Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but the printer ‘mistakenly’ printed an offensive slur targeting all of the followers of Hinduism.

However, the party body, acting responsibly towards the sentiments of the minorities, suspended Akram from his position. In the show-cause notice which was issued to him, it was stated that his conduct clearly violates the party policy.

The notice was issued by the PTI Lahore’s president, Zuhair Abbas Khokhar. The matter has been further referred to a special committee.

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