Ali Gul Pir released a new diss track that could perhaps be the first of its kind in Pakistan as far as the mainstream songs are concerned. The song titled “Karley jo Karna Hai”, means do what can you do, is making rounds on social media taking blatant aim at Ali Zafar.
Earlier this year, FIA summoned Ali Gul Pir for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Ali Zafar in connection with the ongoing defamation suit against Meesha Shafi. While speaking to Dialogue Pakistan, Gul told that,
“I just made a small joke about Ali Zafar regarding Meesha’s case, but he took it in a negative way and sent me a defamation notice from FIA.”
— Dialogue Pakistan (@DialoguePak) November 26, 2019
Pir’s song title itself acts as a hook in the song that could be interpreted as a response to a recent incident between the two singers. This song has some weight to it considering that it contains blatant references such as “Tu hai nah Teefa,” and “ I am calling this song ‘chano kee maut’ among many others.
Pir has previously highlighted social issues in a satirical manner with his songs Waderey ka Beta, V.I.P and Taaru Maaru, however, Ali’s new song takes a more aggressive approach.
What actually happened between Ali Zafar and Ali Gul Pir?
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) summoned singer/comedian Ali Gul Pir for allegedly making ‘derogatory remarks’ against actor Ali Zafar. In reply to that, Pir clapped back at the alleged harasser Zafar for suppressing freedom of speech.
In a tweet, Pir slammed Zafar for filing such complaints against him and other celebrities who have been commenting on the #MeToo matter between Ali Zafar and Meesha Shafi. Shafi accused Zaffar of sexual harassment.
“Before anything, I want to make it clear that I received the noticed and that I have already given my statement to the FIA. Now I need to share my truth. In Pakistan, some people have so much power that they try to silence you if you don’t agree with them,” he wrote.
“A certain celebrity, in this case feels we can be silenced by being served these notices. Should we go to jail just for voicing our opinion within the boundaries of law? Or should this ‘hero’ realize that freedom of expression is a fundamental right and that you can’t react with intimidation if someone calls you an ‘alleged harasser’. This is a classic case of those with influence trying to suppress dissent,”he added.
My statement pic.twitter.com/RsMNUoMbvt
— Ali Gul Pir (@Aligulpir) August 21, 2019
Karle Jo Karna hai may not go down well with Ali Zafar’s fans but it is still a fresh of breath air seeing Gul revealing an edgier side to himself.
To know the entire story, watch the Ali Gul Pir’s full interview: