Like every award show, the PISA 2021 awards have found themself knee-deep in controversy. Why? Their massive ticket cancelation fiasco with the Baluch Twins. If you haven’t kept up with recent news we’ll give you a quick recap of what’s been going on we’ll give a quick rundown of all this ended up happening.
Adil and Asim Baluch from The ‘Baluch Twins’ are two musicians hailing from Karachi and grew to immense popularity after their song Gharoli-Ghoom Charakhra on Nescafé Basement became a hit. The twins were nominated for best singer in the much anticipated PISA 2021 awards. Unfortunately, their tickets were canceled three days before the event resulting in them not being able to attend the awards.
The management behind the awards was heavily criticized and was accused of discrimination by the Baluch Twins. Later the Baluch Twins made a post on Instagram explaining the whole situation.
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In response to the accusations, the People behind the PISA Awards released this statement on the whole situation.
“The management at PISA would foremost like to apologize to the Baluch Twins for the inconvenience they experienced by not being able to attend the PISA’21 show in Dubai on November 5, 2021. The Baluch Twins were one of five esteemed nominees in the Song of the Year category. In light of the accusations made, PISA would like to elaborate that the circumstances were a result of the cancellation of the flight the Baluch Twins were originally booked on. Twenty-nine PISA guests were on two Lahore to Dubai flights that were canceled. Despite all efforts, several of those people could not be adjusted on alternate flights and unfortunately, the Baluch Twins were two of them. Covid advisories, the T20 Series, and the Expo traffic all contributed to the unfortunate situation. PISA would like to strongly clarify that the situation was purely logistic and had absolutely nothing to do with racial discrimination, as was accused. The management at PISA respects all of its nominees, including the Baluch Twins, and will continue to acknowledge, celebrate and encourage their undeniable talent.”