#BanScrapFest: Netizens strongly condemn LGBTQ festival being held in Karachi
The festival is all set to take place in Karachi on February 4.
Netizens strongly condemned the LGBTQ festival being held in Karachi, promoting unIslamic values in Pakistan.
What is Scrap Fest exactly?
Scrap Fest is the female-fronted LGBTQ-friendly rock festival.
Scrap Fest – an LGBTQ event hosted by a Canadian-Pakistani musician Urvah Khan has been announced to be held on Feb 4 in Karachi.
As per the announcement made in an Instagram post, the controversial event will feature queer, trans, drag queens, and underground performers.
For those unserved, ScrapFest made its debut in Lahore last year on Dec 23.
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The hashtag, #BanScrapFest has been initiated on Twitter, demanding to ban such events as they are against Islamic values.
The most heartbreaking thing to see the LGBTQ concept growing in Pakistan💔. While every other person out there is busy talking about politics no one talks about this and how much we need to stop this. #banscrapfest #BanLGBTQ #BanLGBTQinPakistan pic.twitter.com/sK4NbSBBB2
— Fatiha Ahsan Khan Yusafzai (@fatiha_zai) January 31, 2023
Another homosexual based festival is going to happen in Karachi on 4th Feb .
Believe me or not but this music industry belongs to Shaytaan and most of the musicians are puppets of him either consciously or unconsciously .#banscrapfest pic.twitter.com/KLRv955cMV
— Sanan Maqsood (@sananmaqsood1) February 2, 2023
It's heartbreaking to see rapidly rising trend of LGBTQ in Pakistan. Event like "scrapfest" being organized openly in Karachi is alarming. We all will be answerable before Allah. Raise your voice before it's too late.
Govt needs to take action against it. #banscrapfest pic.twitter.com/Y2RvgREeFS
— Sabahat Zahra (@SabahatZahra8) February 2, 2023
Don't let these so called human rights activist destroy our society.
Please wakeup now and stand for the society.
And save ourselves being a Muslim nation.
Transgenders are part of our society and should give them respect and equal rights.
— Badar Saeed (@thebadarsaeed) February 2, 2023
— Zarish k (@zarish_Kay) February 2, 2023
What is going on in pakistan we are so distracted by politics and economy that we forgot about islam and happenings in our country .BanScrap fest its LGBTQ biggest threat in pakistan (Karachi) #banscrapfest #PakistanEconomy #LGBTQ
— Fatima Syed (@FatimaMunawar18) February 2, 2023
Raise your voice against it because
اللّٰہ تعالیٰ نے آج تک اس قوم کی حالت نہیں بدلی جس کو خود اپنی حالت بدلنے کا خیال نہ ہو pic.twitter.com/q3x1DZRu4x
— Alixba Majeed (@alishba_majeed) February 1, 2023
Astaghfirullah! I'm so done. 😰 #banscrapfest https://t.co/WODvydhBTq
— Syeda Faiza Kafeel (@SyedaFaizaK) February 1, 2023
While people of Pakistan are busy fighting each other on religion and politics LGBT are growing at alarming rate in Pakistan if we will not take action quickly we and our uncoming generations will end up like Qaum-e-Lout wake up before its too late for real cause#banscrapfest
— Usama ki Memes (@Usamakimemes1) January 30, 2023
Renowned Pakistani fashion designer, Maria B, also raised questions on the Scrap Fest asking for a ban on the event.
In 2017, Urvah Khan announced her return to Pakistan with a new live music series called ‘Scrap Fest’.
Last year, Scrap Fest Karachi was engulfed in controversy.
The event was co-funded by the German Consulate and the diplomat attending the event was accused of harassment and ended up being suspended.