Mika Singh banned by AICWA for performing in Karachi

'Mika Singh put money above the nation,' reads a press release from the AICWA

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Indian singer Mika Singh has been banned by the All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) after he performed at a wedding in Karachi.

According to a press release issued by the AICWA, Mika was banned from working with online music providers, film production houses and anyone from Bollywood after it came to light that he had performed in Karachi at a wedding.

News reports claimed that the singer had performed at the wedding of a cousin of former president General (R) Pervez Musharraf.

On August 8, Mika was filmed performing at a wedding in Karachi. The clips from the event went viral on social media as ties between India and Pakistan had already been downgraded owing to the Article 370 scrap by India.

“It is unfortunate that singers like Mika Singh put money before the national pride,’ reads the angry press release. “Mika Singh should be boycotted from all movie production houses and music companies.”

The Pakistan government had issued a 30-day visa to Indian singer Mika Singh, a few days before the Kashmir row began and ties deteriorated.

Details of the visa issued to Mika Singh were shared by the Ministry of Interior. A notification showed that 14 other Indians were also issued the visa.

The visa was issued for 30 days to the singer and the other Indian nationals. Mika Singh was set to perform in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.

The singer arrived in Pakistan on a three-day visit on Wednesday at Nankana Sahib and visited the Gurdwara of Baba Guru Nanak. He had lunch there and left on Friday, praising the initiative by the Pakistan government for the construction of the corridor.

Mika Singh has sang many hit songs for Bollywood flicks such as Rani Tu Mein Raja, Chin Ta Ta China Ta, Mauja Hi Mauja, Dhinka Chika and others.

Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with India, suspended trade and ordered India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Basaria to leave the country. Pakistan also won’t be sending its newly appointed high commissioner to India.

The cabinet gave the green signal to suspend trade with India on Friday in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The government has announced that it will not budge from its stance to raise the voice for the people of Kashmir and highlight Indian atrocities.