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'Sorry for poor performance at Eden Gardens'

Pak singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan could not keep up with the lyrics of his national anthem

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Mar 21 2016 4:47PM | Updated Date: Mar 21 2016 5:15PM

'Sorry for poor performance at Eden Gardens'

 After losing to India, Pakistanis have turned their ire on one of their own singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan.

 
He has been attacked in Pakistan on various platforms for what many said was his substandard performance of the national anthem at the Eden Gardens in front 
 
of thousands.
 
Khan and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan were present in Eden Gardens alongside the two teams to sing their respective national anthems before the highly 
 
anticipated game.
 
However, the Pakistani singer could not keep up with the lyrics of his anthem, which caused displeasure among many fans across the country.
 
In his unforgiving tweet, fan Umer Tariq commented that Shafqat Amanat Ali should be deported if he steps in the country again, made a mockery of the 
 
national anthem.
 
Even his friends did not forgive the singer.  In his defence, Khan apologised for his performance, saying he was deeply hurt by the little faith that 
 
Pakistanis showed in him.
 
Going on social media, he said, “I admit that there were a few audio and technical glitches that may have sounded like lyrical errors and I will surely 
 
apologise for not being able to win your praises this time, but assure you I had by no means “forgotten” our beloved ‘Qaumi Tarana’.”