Once again, things went wrong during Atif Aslam’s concert in Karachi, at the Pavalion End Club, where the music sensation was performing with Teefa in Trouble actor Ali Zafar and young artist Rafay Israr. According to Waqar Zaka, who was the host of the night, Atif Aslam left stage after security persons smashed the head of a soundman.
Atif Aslam was singing Bajrangi Bhaijan’s Tou Chahiey, the second song of the night when, all of a sudden, someone turned off all stage lights. Aslam sang it till the end but later, couldn’t start third song of the night.
According to Zaka, multiple companies were handling the security of the concert. “Organisers did not know how to handle security issue. There were six different security companies,” told Zaka on his Snapchat. “These security companies started fighting with each other over singer’s protocol,” he added.
A soundman was trying to resolve the issue between security, but, unfortunately, himself became the victim of clash between them. “It was organiser’s fault,” told Zaka. “You are hiring security companies and also calling volunteers, I have never seen such bad management,” he added.
Zaka also clarified that it was not crowd’s fault at all and they were behaving good. “It was a good crowd and they were following every instruction,” he confirmed.
According to reports, crowd waited for half an hour after Atif Aslam left the stage. They were told that the singer will come back to perform, and will be followed by Ali Zafar. “After around half an hour, we heard some music again, it was a song by Atif Aslam, but it did not last for more than a few seconds,” told Muhammad Owais, who was at the concert to listen his favourite musicians. “They stopped playing the music and then we were told that Ali Zafar will grace the stage in a while but nobody came to perform and we all left the venue,” he added.
Late night, those who bought the ticket, turned to Facebook event page of the concert to bash the organizers. “Never seen such a worst concert..4 hours w8 then at if comes n leaves in 10 mins…. where da hell where ali zafar n asim azhar…..for wht u guys charged 2500 per person,” wrote Vicky Chawla. Another attendee, Syeda Bisma Ali demanded her money back. “The worst place worst security even though the celebrities didnt reach the worst concert ever ..if y guys have some shame so u should return our money,” she wrote on event page.
This was not the first time that something went wrong during the concert at Pavilion End. Last year, it was Bilal Saeed who came to perform for the first time at the venue. Just after one song, the organizers started fighting against each other and Saeed had to leave the venue.