[Karachi_8th January 2016] The launch concert of the Karachi Kings took place at the National Stadium in Karachi. This event was held to officially announce the franchise on the national stage.
Dignitaries from all over Karachi were present at this auspicious occasion. The Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad, DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar, nominated mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar graced us with their presence.
Salman Iqbal, CEO of ARY Digital Network, was glad to see such a massive response and said that this team belongs to the people of Karachi.
‘This team does not belong to me or ARY but its rightful owners are the people of Karachi’.
He added that people felt this event was even better than other competitive T20 leagues all over the world.
‘Someone told me today that this launching ceremony of Karachi Kings is even bigger than the launching ceremony of IPL, BPL and Big Bash’.
The most anticipated and eagerly awaited part of this event was the Karachi Kings side who came under the limelight amidst a huge roar from the thousands of people who were at National Stadium Karachi to witness this live. Led by their captain Shoaib Malik the Kings were warmly welcomed by the fans and even the players were amazed to see such a massive response.
Captain of Karachi Kings was extremely happy to see such a response from the people of Karachi and he duly thanked them for this.
‘I have lived 20 years of my life away from Karachi but tonight it seems as if I spent my entire life here’.
People from all over the showbiz industry rocked the concert with their scintillating performances. Ali Azmat sang the official anthem of the Karachi Kings “Dilon Ke Badshah” which got tremendous praise from the fans out there and people loved every minute of that wonderful song.
Other stars including Shazia Khushk, Fakhir, Ali Haider, Raheem Shah, Saleem Javed, Umar Sharif and many others made the event memorable and they were complimented in superb fashion through a spectacular display of fireworks.
Nominated Mayor of Karachi congratulated the owner of Karachi Kings and CEO ARY Salman Iqbal for organizing this wonderful event. He also thanked the people of Karachi for making this event successful.
‘Well done Karachi, we expected this from the people of Karachi and whatever the circumstances, Karachi always stands tall’, said the nominated Mayor.
On this grand occasion Senior Vice President ARY news Ammad Yousuf praised the team behind this event and appreciated the effort they had put in.
‘We had put our heart and soul into this event and we came up with such an amazing night after thorough hard work’, he added.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the evening was Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad playing national anthem of Pakistan with his guitar which served as a source of inspiration for the people who witnessed it.
The Karachi Kings team is the most expensive team of Pakistan’s premier T20 league Pakistan Super League and the ARY group is the proud owners of this exclusive franchise. The team is coached by the South African Mickey Arthur and assisted by former Pakistan leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed.
ARY has always promoted the interests of Pakistan at the highest level and a glaring example of such thing was ‘Made in Pakistan’. Keeping in line with that vision ARY will promote the raw cricket talent of Karachi and Sindh in general through its PSL franchise.