AICWA and FWICE ban Mika Singh for performing in Pakistan

  • AICWA and FWICE ban Mika Singh for performing in Pakistan

AICWA and FWICE ban Mika Singh for performing in Pakistan

The event in Pakistan was organised by a close relative of former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf.

All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) and Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) have issued a statement condemning playback singer Mika Singh, following his performance in Karachi, Pakistan.

A report by IANS stated that Asad got Mika and his team members visas taking help from his cousin who happens to be the ex-dictator of Pakistan, General Parvez Musharraf.

It is also reported that Adnan Asad may be close to Pakistani PM Imran Khan and it is why he could manage to arrange for visas for Mika and his 14 crew members. "AICWA president Suresh Gupta in his statement today has put an unconditional ban on Mika Singh and he is to be boycotted from all the movies and music contracts with entertainment companies". The association said that it will make sure no one in India works with the singer and that anyone who violates that will face legal consequences in the court of law.

The organisation has also accused Mika of putting "money above the nation" in a time when tension between both the countries are at peak.

The association also sought the intervention of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry in the matter. Going by the reports, Mika performed with its troupe of 11 people on August 8, 2019 and it is said to be attended by none other than Dawood Ibrahim, a deadly terrorist on the run who's been wanted by India since decades. A 30-second video clip tweeted by a Pakistani journalist showed Mika performing at the event despite India severing all artistic and social ties with Pakistan in the aftermath of the removal of Article 370. It has also made a decision to downgrade all diplomatic ties with India and suspend bilateral trade.