Atif Aslam leaves stage mid-concert

Ali Zafar was set to perform later at the concert but the incident caused the show to be called off


Our Correspondent April 24, 2017
PHOTO: SAAMS STUDIO

KARACHI: Chaos ensued at a local concert in Karachi where pop stars Atif Aslam and Ali Zafar were set to perform. Conflicting reports have come out from different eye witnesses.

According to one, the crowd threw bottles at Atif, which prompted him to leave the stage immediately. According to some sources, a child was lost at the venue and the father wanted to make an announcement but the bouncers wouldn’t let him.

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However, one source, who wished to retain anonymity, said, “It was all going so good. Atif came and while he was on stage, a fight started between some security guys and sound guys.” He added that no child was lost but the fight got messy and he saw three guys bleeding.

As far as whether Atif was hit and injured with bottles, the source stated, “He wasn’t there when the crowd started throwing bottles on stage. In fact, the reason the crowd started throwing bottles was that they wanted Atif back on stage.

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“His (Atif’s) performance was going with such a flow but then this happened,” he added. Ali Zafar was set to perform later but the incident caused the show to be called off.
The concert was hosted by Waqar Zaka and Rafay Israr opened the show. Zaka, on his snapchat, blamed the organisers for being unable to manage arrangements.

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COMMENTS (8)

Syed Jahanzaib Shah | 4 years ago | Reply Being a witness, show was going smooth. An announcement was made for a lost child before atif started the show. Afterwards, suddenly stage lights was turned off that cause panic for no reason. Camera men took their cameras off the shelves started to leave. Then people showed their anger at that time atif left already.No one has thrown anything on atif. Later on there was some conflict with security reason was not known but that was not such a big issue to deal with.
asm | 4 years ago | Reply If someone indecent and rude like Waqar Zaka is organizing it gives a bad impression anyway. Waqar Zaka misbehaves with people and is not fit to be a tv personality. The bottle and damages are a serious security lapse and should be addressed. Even is the singer left the crowd should behave. Restrictions of glass bottles should be placed in concerts.
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