Pakistani singer Atif Aslam was due to perform in Lucknow today (Sunday) but the city’s district administration did not grant permission for the event.
The Lucknow district administration rejected a letter seeking permission for Atif Aslam’s programme, Indian media reported.
Somnath Adhikari, the organiser of the event, revealed that the programme was based on Indo-Pak friendship.
According to Nidhi Srivastava, the additional district magistrate, a police report submitted to the district administration suggested that a programme on de-addiction was slated to be held at the same venue.
“More than 30,000 persons would be attending the de-addiction programme,” said the police report.
Nidhi further said that law and order doesn’t allow to grant permission for another programme at the same venue.
“Once the de-addiction programme is over, he would again seek permission from the Lucknow district administration to host the programme,” said Somnath.