Mika Singh performs in Karachi, invites the wrath of netizens

Pakistan also downgraded its diplomatic ties and snapped trade relations besides suspending the Samjhauta Express services between the two countries.

Written by Newsroom Staff August 12, 2019 12:40

New Delhi: Mika Singh, who is known for his peppy songs has invited the wrath of his fans with his recent performance at a wedding in Pakistan.

The singer was recorded singing and performing at the wedding festivities of the daughter of former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf’s cousin in Karachi, Pakistan.

According to a PTI report, a Pakistani newspaper Daily Jang reported that the singer arrived in Karachi with his troupe to perform at the wedding ceremony of the influential billionaire’s daughter who is said to be close to Musharraf.

Mika apparently charged USD 150,000 for his performance. The Punjabi singer’s performance also upset his fans back home, who took to social media to express their displeasure.

Mika’s presence in the city came to light when some guests uploaded videos of his performance on social media.

One of the Twitter users wrote, “Shame on you traitor.” “Mika Singh Paaji we Indians gave you so much love… And in a situation like that when Pak banned all trade ties with us, sending terrorists across the border, our tensions are very high right now. Why did you go to Pakistan for a show? Few bucks are bigger than India? ” another user tweeted.

One Pakistani Twitter user shared the video and wrote, “Kashmir fall by India but in Karachi Indian singer Mika Singh performing Visa was issued by #SelectPM intervention #NayaPakistan ”

An Indian fan of the singer also tweeted about the incident and wrote, “@MikaSingh Paaji we Indians gave you so much love.. and in a situation like that when pak banned all trade ties with us,sending terrorists across the border, our tensions are very high right now Why did you go to pakistan for a show? Few bucks is bigger than India? #MikaSingh.”

Opposition leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Syed Khursheed Shah said the government must find out who gave security clearance and visas to the Indian singer and his 14-member troupe to visit Pakistan at a time when the country had suspended diplomatic and trade relations with India.

“This is a time when there is a ban on Indian films, dramas, shows, and Pakistan has made its views clear to the Indian government. Even if visas were issued early on they should have been cancelled,” Shah said.

On Monday, India revoked Article 370 of its Constitution and decided to bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, a move which drew a sharp reaction from Pakistan.

Pakistan also downgraded its diplomatic ties and snapped trade relations besides suspending the Samjhauta Express services between the two countries.