Updated 09 Jan, 2016

The country is rightly excited about the high-profile Pakistan Super League, and last night Karachi showed its support for home team Karachi Kings at a concert thrown in its honour.

Hosted by Fahad Mustafa and featuring talent including Ali Azmat, Saleem Javed, Fuzon, Asim Azhar, Shazia Khushk, Ali Haider, Komal Rizvi and Faakhir Mehmood and here's a glimpse of what you missed:

The 'blue carpet' was buzzing before the concert began. Fahad Mustafa looked cool as the em cee of the night:

Everyone from Mathira to Umar Sharif showed up in support of the team:

#KarachiKings launch concert

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President ARY Salman Iqbal could hardly contain his excitement:

The Karachi Kings team took a grand selfie:

However, it was the biggest fan of the sport who stole the show. Chacha Cricket swooped down on the event with a big Pakistani flag:

#KingsNight #KarachiKings #DilonKeBadshah #HBLPSL #AbKhelKeDikha

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Meanwhile, the singers waited their turn to sing. Ali Azmat and Komal Rizvi chatted on this sidelines:

@komalrizviz & #AliAzmat #KarachiKings launch concert

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Shazia Khusk was dressed to the nines:

The concert kicked off with a lovely fireworks display:

And the crowd stood mesmerised:

But it was Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad's performance of the national anthem that really got the crowd going:

Given the buzz, it isn't surprising that the concert didn't start on time. Due to the delays, artistes, including Komal Rizvi, were not able to perform in the effort to wrap up the event on time.


syed wasim haider Jan 09, 2016 01:16pm
Nice to see smiles on the faces of Karachites. Lovely show.
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Muhammad Tahir Jamali Jan 09, 2016 01:38pm
It was encouraging and joyful launching ceremony. Thanks Mr. Salman Iqbal.
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jamal khan Jan 09, 2016 01:49pm
Your comment Realy Good For Pakistani ckt and also cnt wait for a live action of PSL
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faryal Jan 09, 2016 01:54pm
wish very very best of luck to Karachi Kings!
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Harsha Subbaiah Jan 09, 2016 01:55pm
Looks awesome! Get on with this fast! Then y'all can play against the big clubs!
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Karachiwalay Jan 09, 2016 02:59pm
I love such concerts, I am a big fan of Dr. Sahab. He played national Anthem , a true Pakistani and a great Hero.
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Pakistani Jan 09, 2016 03:39pm
I am supporting the team Mathira is supporting.
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Ejaz khan Jan 09, 2016 04:04pm
Now l m 29 year old,it's the first time since 9/11 where I can see different Pakistan and that too is because of sports.We need to project our soft image not only to the world but also to those young Pakistanis how r n there 20s.
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Just here Jan 09, 2016 04:17pm
This is great Karachi and peshawar one of either will come out winner.
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Shdhsn Jan 09, 2016 07:08pm
Nice to see smiles on the cricket lovers in Pakistan , starting from Karachi and these smiles will spread all over the Pakistan (IA). Hoping the actual matches will be played in the Pakistan soon as well.
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A reader Jan 09, 2016 09:01pm
A beautiful ceremony which was long overdue. Reminded me of the electric atmosphere from Pakistan vs England one day in 2000. It was thrilling to see so many celebrities supporting their city regardless of their alliances. Love you forever Karachi xxx. Well done PSL!!!
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Adnan Mazher Khan Jan 09, 2016 09:24pm
At least Karachiites have something to cheer about.
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Nuzhat Jan 09, 2016 09:52pm
Brought tears to my eyes so see karachites so happy. Mat Allah bless them al,.
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Jibboo Jan 09, 2016 10:16pm
all this carnival atmosphere is fine, but please don't fix the matches.
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Ijaz Chaudhry Jan 09, 2016 10:45pm
Wonderful! All this should help bring a positive change in the country in general and Karachi in particular. In Europe, almost everyone has affiliation with some sports team and he/she follow the team passionately.
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MUHAMMAD MUBASHIR Jan 09, 2016 10:48pm
Governor playing National anthem was the most lovable moment.He won my heart.
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Jamal Ahmad Anjum Jan 10, 2016 02:16am
Superb. The successful event not only give boast to the game of cricket, it will definitely go a long way to help Karachi Kings perform as their fans expect.
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Jalaluddin S. Hussain Jan 10, 2016 07:58am
As a Pakistani-Canadian I am proud of the fact that the common people of Karachi are smiling once again. Long live Karachi! Long live Pakistan!
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M Rafique Jan 10, 2016 10:59am
Great : Salman Iqbal
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zakhta Jan 10, 2016 04:30pm
Best of luck Karachi Kings.
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Zaheer Jan 10, 2016 04:37pm
Long live Pakistan. Aameen
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Oz Jan 11, 2016 12:30am
Karachi will get good media coverage and marketing because Salman Iqbal owns Ary group. However, the ACTUAL show will be between Peshawar and Quetta. Peshawar have a very well balanced team and they are focusing heavily on getting a strong technical team. Quetta have suprised me the most and they may well cause a huge upset. Kevin Peteirson, Jason Holder, Chigumbura, Ahmed Shehzad, Luke Wright and wait a sec... they have Sangakarra.. No one has talked about Quetta, but I reckon, they will steal the show or otherwise Peshawar,
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MUHAMMAD YASEEN Jan 11, 2016 03:48pm
best wishes to KK & Mr. salman Iqbal would that this PSL played in Pakistan. we pray for Pakistan for Int'll games.
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KaKa Jan 11, 2016 05:53pm
Very Good show and effort by ARY for KHI. Excellent stuff by Governor. Fahad's shades were over doing after sometime esp. when he was talking to Governor. Respect elder Fahad. Salman Iqbal keep it up, but keep low profile now.
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sara shah Jan 13, 2016 02:23am
this is not the first time when governor Sindh proved his versatility........
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Shed Hussain Akbari Jan 13, 2016 10:10pm
@Karachiwalay Yes Dr. Ishratul Ibad is a great person. He was the Man of the celebration. Like Mustafa Kamal he is a true Karachiite. Hats off for Dr. Ishratul Ibad !
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