PESHAWAR: Investigation into the viral video of famous Pashto singer Gul Panra from official residence of the deputy commissioner Khyber tribal district has been completed.
The complete probe report has been sent to the chief secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It has been decided that action will be taken against negligent officials. Gul Panra had also tendered apology over the viral video.
On July 18, a TikTok dance video of Gul Panra at the official residence of Deputy Commissioner Khyber Mehmood Aslam Wazir in Landikotal went viral on the social media, to which the administration first showed ignorance and then ordered probe. Chief Minister Mehmood Khan also took notice of the matter and ordered inquiry.
The next day, the critics of the dance video staged a protest against it during which they sought explanation as to who allowed the singer to enter the DC office and make video.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Arbab Khizer Hayat Khan said while talking to TNN that Gul Panra went to Darra Khyber along with his family. He said Gul Panra joined him and his family to visit different historic sites. He admitted that no prior information was given to the deputy commissioner or assistant commissioner Landikotal about the visit of Gul Panra. He said he did not tell about the singer’s visit because she is a celebrity and he feared that a large number of fans will gather around her if they know about her visit.
Arbab Khizer Hayat said the visit took place on Friday and the video was uploaded on Saturday which created a storm of criticism, which is beyond comprehension. He argued that there is no issue with the video, as Gul Panra is a famous singer and she has tens of thousands of fans.
An earlier issued from the deputy commissioner’s office stated that the district administration has nothing to do with the TikTok video of Gul Panra. It said the matter will be probed as to how a family entered the official residence of the officer and then made a TikTok video. The statement said no permission was taken from the DC for the video and the matter wasn’t brought before the assistant commissioner either.