Shamoon Ismail’s concert comes to an abrupt end after SOP violation

The 'Rung' singer had already performed couple of songs during Karachi gig when they were asked to stop the show


Rida Lodhi November 22, 2020

KARACHI:

Shamoon Ismail was rather pumped to be back on stage this weekend and perform at Karachi's Avari towers. The singer, on Saturday, was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd who grooved to his tracks until the band and the ongoing concert was abruptly halted by the police and commissioner Karachi officials.

According to reports, the Rung singer was asked to stop performing over violation of SOPs issued by the government for Covid-19. Talking to The Express Tribune, Sohaib Lari of the Big Foot Music, who was playing bass for Shamoon last night, shared they had already performed six songs when the concert came to an abrupt halt.

"We were already six tracks into the performance when we were told that we have been asked to stop the show," he told the publication. "The officials from the commissioner's office had arrived at the venue and weren't too pleased with how the audience was following the Covid-19 SOPs. We were told that due to the violation of SOPs, we have to end the concert. That is when the management told us to cut it off."

Lari added the show went on for a couple of hours. "We got on stage around 8:15, after the DJ was done with his gig. Around 9pm, we were asked to get off of the stage and leave the premises as well. There were police, and all we could hear was band karain ji, isay band karain. So, we had no other choice but to end the night."

Shamoon, later, took to Instagram and spoke up on the matter. The singer shared an Instagram story, writing, "Unexpected end to a great vibe." He added, "K town fam, love you forever!"

Rumours about a fine of Rs1 lac being imposed on the organisers have been making rounds. The Express Tribune has reached out to Salt Arts and is currently awaiting a response.

Have something to add to the story? Share it in the comments below.

COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Most Read