A Pakistani singer is being praised on social media for saving a young girl from harassment at one of his concerts.
Atif Aslam was performing in Karachi on Sunday when he stopped mid-song and jumped off stage to reprimand a group of young men who were harassing a girl.
He then took the girl onstage and asked the event organisers to find her another seat away from the gaggle of malcontents. Aslam told the men they should ‘act like human beings’ while the crowd cried: ‘Atif! Atif!’
A video of the concert was put on social media…
Massive respect !Women harassed by men in crowd but saved by a man 'Atif Aslam'. It's not about gender it's about mentality.
Posted by Muzammil Malkani on Sunday, 15 January 2017
And Twitter went mad for Aslam’s heroic actions…
— Suchetha (@suchetha113) January 16, 2017
Mad respect for Atif Aslam last night, stopped in middle of a song & scolded guys who were harassing the girls in the front row.
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) January 15, 2017
— Meesha Shafi (@itsmeeshashafi) January 16, 2017
I respect #AtifAslam for saving a girl from harassment.Thank You for letting world know,celebrities do possess social responsibility
— Krishna Ramya (@_ramyaa) January 16, 2017
Great work Aslam, it’s nice to see pop stars actually using their massive celebrity for good rather than for themselves.
And guys, don’t harass girls…
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