Lucknow administration cancels Atif Aslam’s concert

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.


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