Mika Singh creates controversy in Pakistan, sparks outrage
Islamabad : Indian singer Mika Singh and his troupe performed at a wedding function of a Pakistan-based billionaire's daughter. Amid ongoing tension between the two nations, the incident has caused a furore.
On Monday, the Central government had scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two Union Territories Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Pakistan protested against the India's move and downgraded bilateral ties in retaliation. It also discontinued train services – Thar Express and Samjhauta Express – and 'Dosti' bus service between the two nations.
Mika Singh reportedly performed on August 8 at the ceremony and his presence in the city came to light when some guests uploaded videos of his performance on social media.
Opposition leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party Syed Khursheed Shah said that the government must find out who gave security clearance and visas to the Indian performers.
"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.
The local media reported that the groom was a big fan of Mika Singh and wanted him to perform in the wedding.
Mika Singh apparently charged 150,000 dollar for his performance.