Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, on Wednesday condemned the opposition made by Shiv Sena on the musical concert of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, saying that Indian artists do not face such opposition when they visit Pakistan.
“Our position is very clear. We do encourage people to people contacts, we encourage our artists to visit both sides, visit each other and perform. Our policy is very constructive, very positive. Indian artists when they go to Pakistan, they do not face such opposition,” Basit told the media here.
Meanwhile the organiser of the concert, Randhir Roy has said that Ghulam Ali would not be coming for the concert scheduled on October 9.
“Ghulam Ali ji or any other Pakistani artist will not be performing,” said Randhir Roy.
In a letter to the management of the Shanmughananda Hall, Shiv Sena’s film wing “Chitrapat Sena” said if it went ahead with the programme featuring the artist from Pakistan they will have to face the “anger of Shiv Sena and the patriotic people.” (ANI)