Local politician and PML(N) leader, Arbab Khizer Hayat has apologised for Gul Panra’s viral music video, shot at a state-owned residence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In a detailed clarification, Hayat said that he took Panra to the official residence as a loved one where she recorded a Tik Tok dance video and aired it on social media, sparking controversy.
“On July 17, 2020, I visited District Landi Kotal to go to different historic sites within the area along side my relations ,” said Hayat in his clarification statement. “Among the relations , I also had singer Gul Panra who joined us for the journey and that we visited Michni Fort.”
He added that while visiting the world , he contacted Assistant Commissioner Khyber, Muhammad Imran and requested permission to possess refreshments at his official residence. After refreshments, the relations began visiting the premises and inadvertently entered the residence from a back door, where the singer recorded a dance video, which later went viral.
Hayat said all that had happened without his knowledge and permission, so he sought apology from the quarters concerned for the singer’s mistake.
After the video went viral on social media, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan had ordered a search into to the matter.
According to reports, the KP chief ordered an investigation into Panra’s video after it had been reported that a part of the TikTok video was shot at the Deputy Commissioner Khyber District’s bungalow in Landikotal. CM Khan also questioned who allowed the singer to enter the state-owned property. He asserted that action are going to be taken against those that allowed Panra access to the govt building.
The committee formed to research the difficulty was led by the provincial Home Secretary and had been ordered to submit the report within 24 hours.