LANDIKOTAL: The dance video of famous Pashto singer Gul Panra in the bungalow of the deputy commissioner Khyber tribal district has gone viral on social media after which the officials ordered the Assistant Commissioner Muhammad Imran to present a detailed report within 24 hours.
According to a statement issued from the deputy commissioner’s office, the district administration has nothing to do with the TikTok video of Gul Panra which has been made at the DC’s bungalow in Landikotal.
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 further said no permission was taken from the DC for the video and the matter wasn’t brought before the assistant commissioner either. It was a private family visit of Gul Panra, therefore, no question of official protocol arises, the statement read.
The deputy commissioner said all guests are welcome, but entering a government building without permission and then making TikTok videos cannot be allowed. He said action will be taken against those found involved in the incident.
However, sources said singer Gul Panra visited at the DC’s official bungalow amid strict security protocol and was seen dancing and making TikTok videos. The singer also visited the shrine of Hamza Baba and Michini’s check post with a protocol.
People have shown mixed reactions over the viral video of Gul Panra, with some supporting her for promoting local tourism and peace, while some others, particularly the religious circles, criticizing her for uploading dance video against local traditions.
However, her supporters said the visit of Gul Panra shows peace has completely returned to the area and now steps must be taken by the government for promotion of tourism. They particularly emphasized the need for restoration of the Safari Train Service in Landikotal.