ISLAMABAD: Amjad Tanvir, brother of national cricketer Sohail Tanvir, on Monday said that his event management company filed a suit for Rs 180 million damages in a civil court of Rawalpindi against a Pakistani-American rap singer for backing out from an online contract.
Addressing a news conference here at the National Press Club, he said under the agreement signed last year, rapper Bohemia was to perform at a concert at Rock Musicarium, Rawalpindi, on November 25, 2017. But, the singer did not fulfill his commitment citing other engagements abroad, which not only dented his company’s reputation but also financial losses, he claimed.
Urging the other event management organizations to boycott the Bohemia over the non-professional attitude, Amjad appealed to authorities concerned for taking action against the singer’s manager for the alleged fraudulent act.
He said his company had signed a contract of $ 25,000 with the signer through email and half of the payment was paid in advance through an online transaction. But a few days before the event, he said, Bohemia informed the company that he could not visit Pakistan due to some unavoidable reasons and fixed another date of January 20, 2018.
He, however, did not honour the commitment and the company had to bear the financial loss as all arrangements for the concert had been finalized, Amjad added.
Responding to a question, he said his company had spent around Rs 7.5 million on marketing, advertisements and venue booking. As per the decision of the company’s board of directors, a suit had been filed against the singer in a civil court of Rawalpindi claiming damages of Rs 180 million, he added.