PHA Lahore holds 3 concerts on same day as PTI rally

Concerts featuring local artists and comedians were planned by the PHA on Saturday.

Rameez Khan December 22, 2013
The concerts featured well known local artists and comedians and were planned by the PHA on Saturday. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was busy hosting a large protest rally against inflation in Lahore, the Parks and Horticulture Authority put together no less than three musical concerts on the very same day in the city, raising concerns of PHA attempting to distract youngsters from the rally.

The three concerts had free entry and featured well known local artists.

The concerts, which failed to attract many people, were held at Jillani Park, Minto Park and Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park.

The plan for holding not one but three concerts was prepared on Saturday, with the PHA preparing banners for the concerts and putting them up near the parks.

The concerts were far more than local music galas as the PHA acquired professional hosts and comedians for the programs as well.

The concert held at Minar-e-Pakistan was hosted by Aslam Seemab while performers included Malko, Sain Zahoor and Nexus Group.

Renowned local comedians Tariq Jackson and Allah Rakha Pepsi also participated.

Gulshan Iqbal Park’s concert was hosted by Dr Sohail. It featured Falak Sher, Mazhar Rahi, Nasir Biraj and Arif Butt of String Fellows as musical performers and Hasan Abbas and Vicky Cobra as comedians.

The concert at Jillani Park was hosted by Yasir Qureshi. Musical performers included Rafaqat Ali, Bilal, Faisal, Ali Abbas and folk singers Shaukat Ali along with his son Imran Ali.


Iconoclast | 7 years ago | Reply

what a shame

Khan | 7 years ago | Reply @polpot: Spot on. A thousand recommends my friend! :)
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