As Punjab grapples with coronavirus outbreak and poor economic situation, the provincial government has asked its deputy commissioners to promote ‘qawali’ in the province.

The News reported that Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed the DCs to have qawali performance in their respective areas and also promote them on cable networks.

In addition, these civil servants have also been asked to send weekly reports to the Chief Minister’s Office about the concerts.


It reported “a regular monitoring mechanism” has been devised and the CM wants the DCs to send his office the pictures of the programmes as well.

The report claimed that the order to promote qawalis in the province might have come from Banigala — residence of PM Imran Khan where he lives with his spouse Bushra Bibi.

The chief minister has faced a lot of criticism for his inability to run the province. During the two-year tenure of Buzdar, there has been a decline in almost departments of the provincial government.


During his rule, at least six police chief of the province have been changed, five chief secretaries have been shown the door, but things have remained the same.

However, despite all the odds, the PM has decided to stick with Buzdar and said he would emerge as the best chief minister of Punjab.