Patari Under Fire For Promoting Alleged Wife-Beater Mohsin Abbas
Music streaming service Patari has come under fire on social media following its announcement of the release of actor Mohsin Abbas Haider’s song on its portal.
Mohsin Abbas is currently facing charges under Section 406 (criminal breach of trust) and Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code. In July, the actor’s wife had made allegations of domestic abuse and adultery against him. Following the allegations, Dunya TV had fired him from the show Mazaaq Raat.
People have not taken well to Patari’s act of promoting and supporting someone who has charges of domestic abuse against him and was alleged to have beaten his pregnant wife. Many took to Twitter to express outrage over the fact that Patari was glorifying the actor and releasing his song.
The versatile Mohsin Abbas Haider has cooked something amazing this time. Stay tuned to watch his new single "Rooh" releasing on December 6, 2019. Fingers crossed.#NewRelease #MAH #Rooh pic.twitter.com/bY9Ly5eAjX
— Patari (@patarimusic) November 28, 2019
A user on Twitter stated that this ‘versatile actor’ was a wife beater and an abuser. She deplored Patari for promoting a criminal and added that this was not surprising as Patari had a history of promoting a criminal.
In December 2018, Patari’s CEO Khalid Bajwa had resigned after various women had made allegations of sexual harassment.
This supposedly versatile Mohsin Abbas Haider is a wife beater. He is an abuser which makes him a CRIMINAL. Patari u r promoting a criminal. But I guess we shouldn't be surprised since u have a history of supporting criminals. Sexual harassers to domestic abusers…u support all https://t.co/BR4idcUi2b
— Aaliya Javed (@Aaliyajaved) November 29, 2019
Another user pointed out that a known wife-beater and abuser was being supported by an organisation that was itself led by a harasser.
Presenting to you Mohsin Abbas Haider a known wife-beater, abuser, the tiniest of tiny humans being promoted by Patari, a site led by a harasser, known for supporting harassers and feeding off the dirt and dust. https://t.co/SUfYJUhXpP
— neonmoon (@fahashfeminist) November 30, 2019
People asked how long would abusers be forgiven and promoted and that for them, both Mohsin Haider and Patari both stood ‘cancelled’.
@fsherjan how long will they get away with it? We will forgive & promote them? When are known abusers? #TimesUp & should be boycotted because it is not acceptable under any circumstances! At least for me, Mohsin Abbas Haider & patari are cancelled for good!
— Syeda Habibah Hussain Rizvi (@HHussai92842027) November 29, 2019
Journalist Farhan Janjua stated that a time when White Ribbon Week, to say not to violence against women was being commemorated, Patari was relaunching a domestic violence accused.
On white ribbon campaign week (to say no to violence against women), Patari relaunches domestic violence accused Mohsin Abbas Haider
Strike 2 by Patari
Time to mass delete the app! https://t.co/27XhV7Gdyo
— Farhan Janjua (@FarhanJanjua) November 29, 2019
Another user pointed out that the actor was ‘versatile’ in various kinds of abuse.
Versatile in what, types of abuse he can be charged with??
— m.i.a. (@badtameex) November 29, 2019
Activist Usama Khilji stated that it was shameful of Patari to support and promote somebody who had physically assaulted his wife without any shame. He called the company to stop promoting wife-beaters and domestic abusers.
Shameful of @patarimusic to support and promote somebody who physically assaulted his wife without any shame. Stop promoting wife-beaters and domestic abusers – this is 2019 and very bad PR for your already tarnished image as a company.
— Usama Khilji (@UsamaKhilji) November 29, 2019