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3 girls killed in concert stampede

At least three girls died and dozens sustained injuries, three of them in critical condition, in a stampede during a musical concert at Alhamra Cultural Complex on Monday. The event was organised by a noted group of private colleges. Per details, the administration of the colleges arranged a musical concert of Atif Aslam, Arif Lohar and other singers and all female students of the educational institute were allowed entry to the musical show.
Families of clerical staff, teachers and other employees of the college were also allowed to attend the gala that started around 6pm. The place was overcrowded as around 5,000 girls, teachers and other staff of the college gathered at the venue. The show ended at around 10pm and as the people started leaving the venue, a stampede ensued. Subsequently, the people started pushing each other around, causing a number of girls to fall to the ground and get trampled. Officials of Rescue 1122 and parents of students rushed the girls to various hospitals, including Services Hospital, Ittefaq Hospital and Hameed Lateef Hospital.
Three girls – Maheen Naeem Abbas (22), resident of Walton Road, Farah Nawaz (20), resident of Canal View, and Nimra (21), resident of Maraghzar Colony, died at Services Hospital owing to multiple injuries, while doctors said Zoya, Mujeeba and Sana were in a critical condition. The college administration said in a statement that the incident was a result of a bomb hoax. An injured student told reporters at Services Hospital that she heard someone saying there was a bomb in the premises which was about to explode, resulting in a stampede. Another student the venue had been overcrowded. Anjum Rasheed Cheema, a parent, blamed the college administration for the mishap.

He claimed that several girls had fainted during the show due to suffocation and the administration did nothing but waited until the accident occurred.
He said he received a call from a friend of his daughter at about 7pm. “She told me that my daughter had fainted. I requested her to take her to Hameed Lateef Hospital but she said her teachers were not allowing her to do so. I was surprised to hear that the teachers had told my daughter’s friend to wait until the end of the show.”
“I immediately rushed to the place and tried to enter the theatre, but the security guards and the administration stopped me from approaching my daughter…I managed to rescue my daughter after repeated requests,” he said. An eye witness said the administration had kept all the doors of the theatre locked except for a small gate for the entry of the administration and singers.
A girl’s family told reporters that the girls rushed towards Atif Aslam when he was leaving the place on which the security guards deployed by the college baton-charged the girls, resulting in the stampede. District Coordination Officer Ahad Cheema and DIG Operations Ghulam Mehmood Cheema reached Services Hospital after the mishap.
DIG Operations Ghulam Mehmood Dogar said he had ordered a detailed enquiry, but said the college administration had sought permission for the event. . Ahad Cheema said the mishap needed detailed enquiry and no one could be blamed before concrete results.



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29 Comments

  1. Umair Nawaz said:

    punjab college bad management…poor govt has to fine the college administration for bad management and ban all these activities of the college…i m there nd there is huge traffic block for 1 to 2 hours…thank God we reach in time and my sis and cousins safe…

  2. Vasi Jamal said:

    After going through all the info provided in this (news) piece, must say overall this is very sad, with abhorrent levels of administration displayed!

  3. Zahra Khan said:

    Eye witnesses have said that it wasn’t just chaos but also latee charge by the gaurds which caused this, the media is trying to protect mian amir mahmood a politician and duniya tv owner , his college, punjab college hosted the event. Not only did the charge latee but also kicked the poor girls. This is sick! Absolutely disgusting!

    This is what eye witnesses have said I wasn’t there but this is is what I’ve heard.

  4. nasir said:

    This is height of irresponsibility and incompetence of managers of this concert.

  5. Sarah said:

    Stop with the concerts in Pakistan.

    What is this country, and its people planning to do?

    No to Westernization. Its not cool at all to go to concerts, esp ones held here. You end up giving grief to you family, only.

    • sultan said:

      its not the issue here ..the main issue is that 3 girls are dead.if u are against concerts, than u should not attend them ,,,but u have no rite to say that what pakis r doing ,,.everyone knows better what to do and what not to do…..

  6. syed waqar said:

    gr8 example for humanity……………….

    insan insan nahi raha janver ban gaiya hai……………………….. sab ko apni pari hai………….. sochu logo sochu…………. kahi kisi din ishi trhan nah apno kah hathoon maray jana……………

  7. saima said:

    cmon gilrs he is just atif aslam. STOP being so crazy and mad about him. I wish the organizers go to hell

    • Noor said:

      Right… He is just Atif Aslam. no need to be crazy about him..

  8. Umer said:

    This is our media…!! WTF. Media is also same like govt. LIER.. Why they are not highlighting this incident.

  9. IMRAN said:

    WHO CAN ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:
    1.WHY WAS BATON CHARGED ON THE WEAKER SEX?
    2.WHY WAS THE CONCERT ARRANGED AT NIGHT?
    3.WHY THE BIG GATE WAS NOT OPENNED AT THE EXIT?
    4.WHY THERE WAS NO SECURITY OUTSIDE?
    5.WHY THERE WAS NO LIGHT AT THE EXIT GATE?
    6.WHY THERE WAS NO NO CCTV CAMERA AT EXIT
    7.WHO USED JAMMER TO STOP SIGNALS AT THE ENDING TIME OF CONCERT?

  10. Abdul Karim said:

    PAKISTAN NEEDS TO WAKE UP SEE THE WARNING FROM ALLAH.
    YOU SHOULD NOT ASK WHY THIS DID HAPPEN WHY DID THAT HAPPENED THEY DID NOT DO THIS HE/SHE DONE THIS WHAT WHERE THEY DOING THERE IN THE 1ST PLACE, EVERYONE KNOWS BETTER WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO
    LOOK HOW THESE 3 GRILS ARE GOING MEET ALLAH. IT IS SAID THAT WHEN A PERSON DIE'S HE/SHE WILL MEET ALLAH SAME SATE OF WHAT HE/SHE WAS DOING BEFORE THEY DIED. WE SHOULD ALL LEARN FROM THIS AND CONSIDER OUR SELF VERY LUCKY THAT IT DID NOT HAPPEN TO US AND ALLAH HAS GIVEN US ALL ANOTHER CHANCE
    REMEMBER THE TEACHING OF OUR PROPHET (SAW)

  11. RUKHSANA said:

    I WAS THERE IN THE CONCERT WHICH WAS TOTALLY AGAINST THE EXPECTATIONS. THE GIRLS WENT WILD SEEING ATIF ASLAM AND ONE CANT BELEIVE THAT THESE ARE MUSLIM PAKISTANI GALS. THE DRESSES , DANCE AND LANGUAGE THEY AERE USING IN HOOTING WERE VERY VERY VERY VULGURE. THE GALS TOTALLY CHANGED THEIR ATTITUDE WHILE IN CONCERT AND THREW CELL NOS AND FLYING KISSES TOWARDS ATIF AND ON -DUTY MALE STAFF. STAMPEDE IS ALSO THE RESULT OF RUSHING TO TOUCH ATIF,S BODY——-WHAT A NATION—-AT THE EXIT , BOYS ABUSED AND TOUCHED EVERY PART OF GALS THEY WANTED–SHAME

    • irfan said:

      i totally agree with you sis . u know when a man does not know his purpose in life always goes wild. 2nd we have separated religion from our life to such an extent that to talk about religion usually sounds odd and nauseating 3rd we separated morality under the cloth of liberalism to large proportions that it seems unsuitable to fit in any aspect of our life and think it a hurdle to SO CALLED DEVELOPMENT (as u say ,with deepest regrets BOYS TOUCHING THE GIRLS).is it development and recreation?(mayaari tafreeh). i think we r the most irrational people round the globe we never rationalize things we just follow we r slave to our past legacy (british rule) we r not a free nation . we r also slave to our temptation .EPICTATUS a renouned philosopher says to stand firm in way of temptation is true freedom .i am feeling great sorry for my people . i know i personally cant correct the world but could deliver a message . thanks may ALLAH bless u

  12. Ahmad said:

    how boys can made their entrance it was meant to be only for girls ..and iam shocked at this rumour that boys were doing snatching of mobiles and kidnapping going on ..utter sad

  13. rabia said:

    Its really very tragic to listen about the death of three students of Pun jab college. i am very much shocked to see because the whole incident took place in front of my eyes.I am also a Punjabian and i really want to condemn the charges against the management.In fact it was the stupidity of the girls who started this anarchy.

  14. Baleegh said:

    I certainly agree with rukhsana, i am a student at university of sargodha and once we heard the news of the incident, it was really shocking. One of our teacher attended this concert and he told us that it was all preplanned. Lots of girls rushed towards atif aslam, there was lots of noise of hooting and girls were wild on atif. At the same time the light went out and the boys rushed from the small gate into the premises, they torn off the clothes of the females students leaving lots of them completely naked. It was like animals in a barn, the muslim society and muslim country was all JHOOT. The incident further took a turn once there was a bomb hoax which resulted into stempede and some girls got killed and in the same pretext some got injured and according to some got kidnapped, if someone say i send my sister to this kind of institution then i must say Sorry, she should be illitrate better than educated like this very shameful act.

  15. a.rehman said:

    logo ALLAH k waste jago. . .kis taraf ja rahe hein ham. . .jo shakhs is halat mein dunia se jaega wo apne RAB ko kia chehra dikhaega. . .khoon k aanso rone ka mukam he. . .may ALLAH bless us all with hidayah. . .

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