The renowned singer Atif Aslam recently had a concert in New York where he delivered a stellar performance, as always. However, this time around news started circulating that this was not one of his usual concerts but a Pakistan Independence Day Parade and that the singer decided to sing his Bollywood hit there, and fans were not happy.
Many who were in attendance also spoke up about the concert, claiming that the concert had nothing to do with Independence Day and the news circulating is fake.
I stand in support with @itsaadee for singing his songs at the parade. Music is not Indian or Pakistani. It is just music! Singers r synonymous with their songs which r loved equally by fans from every country. Should have briefed him if they wanted national songs #AtifAslam
— Shafqat Amanat Ali (@ShafqatAmanatA) August 7, 2018
Atif Aslam himself then took to social media to respond to the rumours and thank his fans and supporters.
Let’s wear this today #nevergiveup Simply love my haters 😘 Bayshak Allah izat denay aur rakhnay wala hai Sabz jhanda meri pehchan hai or mere fans jantay hain k mein iska ehtaram kerna achi tarah janta hun Mje bohat khushi aur fakhar hai k meray fans fake propaganda Ka jawab dena achi tarah Jantay hain .. I hope NAYE PAKISTAN main un sab logon ko izat dena jaan jayen gae jino ne PAKISTAN ka naam poori duniya mein roshan kia hai .. #change Hats off to #aadeez #fans kia baat hai ap sab ki – huge amount of respect for Shafqat Amanat Ali ✌@armeenakhanofficial #atifaslam Pakistan Zindabad
“I am very happy and proud that my fans are responding to the fake news in such a good way. I hope that in this Naya Pakistan, people respect those who are representing Pakistan all over the world.”