Patari-music streaming service was flaked on social media for promoting actor-cum-singer, Mohsin Abbas Haider on its platform. Mohsin Abbas Haider was humiliated after his wife, Fatima Sohail had alleged him of subjecting her to domestic abuse and cheating her with another struggling model.
Social media was grossly annoyed when they saw ‘Patari’ promoting a misogynist and a domestic abuser. They expressed outrage on social media; a few social media users recalled that even ‘Patari’ has been leveled with sexual misconduct allegations.
Patari's fall has been staggering, and it's all because of the choices that they themselves have chosen to make.
What message does this send out exactly? https://t.co/b1RPPVwLUR
— Iqbal Mirza (@IqbalMirza2) November 30, 2019
Patari, in its official Twitter statement, wrote: ‘The versatile Mohsin Abbas Haider has cooked something amazing this time. Stay tuned to watch his new single “Rooh” releasing on December 6, 2019. Fingers crossed.”
Social media exuded strong reactions of disapproval-from calling the online music stream service to review their decision to outright deleting the application from their phones.
People weighed in on Patari’s tweet featuring Mohsin Abbas Haider. One social media user claimed that the inappropriate choices made by Patari led to its staggering downfall.
Earlier, Patari was accused to resign to singer Ali Zafar’s demand to maneuver the ranking of Farish Shafi’s song amid his legal battle with Meesha Shafi who accused him of sexually harassing her at multiple occasions. It is noteworthy to mention that, Faris Shafi is the brother of Meesha Shafi.
Social media speculated that Zafar pressed Patari to alter the rankings of Faris’s song in vengeance to Meesha. Zafar, however, denied the speculations.
Dont condone/support wife-beaters. https://t.co/pawh3tqFDM
— ایمان زینب (@ImaanZHazir) November 30, 2019
Last year, the CEO of Patari Khalid Bajwa, resigned after two women allegedly harassed him of sexual misconduct. Khalid Bajwa had resigned from his post after allegations.
Patari issued their official statement on Twitter and informed that Bajwa has resigned as they stand with the victims. They said they were “deeply saddened” by the news and have assured to take the required action against Khalid Bajwa as investigations are underway.
Two women made startling revelations on Twitter when they shared the screenshots of their conversation with Khalid Bajwa. The women said Khalid Bajwa harassed them multiple times.
Patari which is run by a man who harasses young women, features harassers like Ali Zafar (and caters to their whims) has added another feather to its (women-hating) hat by giving a platform to a man who physically assaulted his wife and cheated on her. https://t.co/rmz86Qrm5b
— نوال (@namakpaara_) November 29, 2019
One of the victims, Mehr asserted that Bajwa asked her for the residential address to visit her. After blocking him on Twitter he approached her on Instagram. In her tweet, she also mentioned that Bajwa begged her not to expose him for the sake of his wife and daughter.
Patari, however, has not yet responded to the incessant backlash on social media.