Naat Khawan ‘Farhan Ali Qadri’ Arrested

Popular Naat Khawan, Farhan Ali Qadri, was arrested late on Sunday night for allegedly firing indiscriminate warning shots to intimidate a neighboring family he had a spat with a while ago.

Farhan Ali Qadri
‘Naat Khawan’ held for neighborhood shooting

“Qadri was copped with a smoking gun in his hand. A case has been registered against him for violating the laws that prohibit displaying firearms, firing, and threatening to shoot people”, a police official told Samaa. A Naat Khawan is a person who recites the Naat –poetry praising Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). ‘Naat Khawani prodigy’, Qadri was born in Jacobabad.

Farhan Qadri' Arrested
Naat Khawan ‘Farhan Ali Qadri’ Arrested

He started reciting naats at the age of five; he used to recite naats in his school, Milad. He shot to nationwide fame for his recital of the Naat “Noor Wala Aaia Hay”. Qadri gained recognition as a famous Naat Khawan and recited naats in various languages such as Urdu, Sindhi, Saraiki and Punjabi; he even recited naats in Bengali and English. The young Naat Khawan has won various awards at national, provincial and district levels. -samaa