Adnan Sami Takes a Dig at Pakistan
Pakistani born singer Adnan Sami has been granted permission to stay in India for indefinite period. However, 46-year-old singer is under the impression that Pakistanis are not very happy about his stay in India and they are burning his effigies.
Adnan Sami said in a statement, “I’m very thankful to the Indian government for considering my plea. But I’m waiting for the day the government grants me citizenship of this country. Right now I’m from no man’s land because my Pakistani citizenship has been renounced now”.
“I have heard that people in Pakistan are not very happy with this news and are burning my effigies. But I’m happy that I have finally found my home,” the singer added.
This came after the Pakistani singer submitted a representation to the Indian Home Ministry on May 26, 2015 requesting his stay in India on humanitarian grounds. The representation submitted by Mr Sami, a Pakistani national, has been considered carefully by the Home Ministry, who later granted him a free-stay in India for an indefinite period.
He said, “The love, adulation and warmth that I got from India is the reason why I chose this country. People all over the world know me as an Indian artist. I could have chosen any other country and wouldn’t have had to go through problems claiming my citizenship. But it is India where my heart is and has always been”.