Renowned Pakistani Singer Atif Aslam responds to the criticism over Independence Day parade controversy.
Atif Aslam released his official statement over performance that caused Independence Day parade controversy. He said that he will never give up and he loves his haters. He further added that the green flag is his identity and only Allah can give or take respect. Here is his tweet:
— Atif Aslam (@itsaadee) August 9, 2018
Atif also gave his response on Instagram and thanked his fans. Here is his Instagram post:
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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
Atif Aslam also thanked renowned singer Shafqat Amanat Ali for his support. However, Shafqat Amanat Ali said that he stand in support with Atif for singing his own songs at the concert. Here is his tweet:
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 faced criticism for singing Bollywood song during Independence Day Parade while he also received statements in his favor. Some news reports claimed that Atif Aslam also refused to waive Pakistani flag and declined to chant “Pakistan Zindabad”.
As soon as the news came, it went viral on the social media. People including renowned singers are divided on the issue as Atif gained both support and criticism.