A video of singer Abrar-ul-Haq during his appearance in Islamabad High Court surfaced on social media. Abrar-ul-Haq took banter at the questions regarding his court appearance.
Abrar-ul-Haq, walking towards the courtroom, was asked how he feels about appearing in the court in real life since he is usually seen reenacting court scenes in his songs.
We greets from the core of our hearts *Abrar ul Haq* "Pakistani Politician, Philanthropist and singer-songwriter as a "Guest Speaker" in *National Conference on Peace unity and interfaith Harmony* held on 16th-Dec-2019.
Again a very warmly welcome honorable Guest Speaker 💚 pic.twitter.com/VXCEmTRhwN
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Haq, a renowned upbeat singer, with laughter, said that he has been to the courts several times before in real life. Adding that this is his fourth court case. The singer with a smirk responded that he is now habitual of court cases.
The appointment of singer-turned-politician, Abrar-ul-Haq as the Chairman of Pakistan Red Crescent Authority was postponed by Islamabad High Court. The current PRCA chairman Dr. Ejaz Illahi had challenged Haq’s appointment in a petition filed on November 16th.
IHC proceeding with the petition suspended Abrar-ul-Haq’s appointment. Justice Athar Minallah headed the court proceeding. According to the details, Dr.Ejaz Ilahi assumed the chairmanship of PRCA in 2014, during PML-N’s tenure. His stay, however, was extended in 2017, which is valid till March 2020.
But President Arif Alvi, who is the patron of PRCA, removed him from the chairmanship and replaced him with Abrar-ul-Haq.
PTI officials attributed his removal to nepotism and corruption. Ellahi, while challenging his removal urged the court to “declare the notification [of Haq’s appointment] as void, illegal, unjust, without lawful authority, arbitrary and against the law”.
IHC CJ Athar Minallah, restored PMLN appointee, Dr Saeed Elahi to his position as chairman of Pakistan Red Crescent Society
Abrar ul Haq was recently appointed as chairman through an executive order by Pres Arif Alvi after removing the incumbent chairmanhttps://t.co/NyrITHUIS5
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He argued that his removal from the post amounted to the breach of the law, which says that the chairman can only be removed before the end of the tenure if he voluntarily resigns to the President.
Ellahi also raised objections on Abrar-ul-Haq, to prove him misfit for the post. He called his appointment a ‘conflict of interest’. He said Abrar-ul-Haq owns a charity organization, Sahara Trust. He also collects funds from the people for the people to run a school and a hospital.
Abrar-ul-Haq is the prominent PTI member, joined the party in 2011. He frequently graced the PTI demonstrations and entertained the protestors with his performances. Haq even made a pitch for Imran Khan by singing a few party anthems and songs for the election campaign.
He closely contested the elections against PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal from his home constituency of Narowal, Punjab.
Earlier, the singer was in limelight for his reprized debut song ‘Billo’ for Coke Studio 12. The song has been the hit song track after Atif Aslam’s ‘Wohi Khuda Hai’.
Haq made an enthralling debut in Pakistan’s music industry from song Billo De Ghar in 1995. His debut album made a whopping sale of 40.3 million worldwide, making him a household name. The massive success of Billo made him the ‘King of the Pakistani Pop’.
Later on, Abrar-ul-Haq produced funky Punjabi songs that made to the top of the musical charts in Pakistan in the 1990s and early 2000.