Bilal Maqsood urges PM Imran Khan to support music industry

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Singer and co-founder of Strings Band, Bilal Maqsood wants Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government to support ‘Music Industry’ after they raced their efforts to revive Cinemas.

In a video posted on Instagram, Bilal said musicians in Pakistan often face hostility as majority of the people think they are doing something wrong.

“What is there for the musician in this country? Do we even hold any value in our society” he questioned in his video.

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“There is a need to develop platforms for musicians to let them work without fear. We always face hostility on social media and even during the concerts, people think we are doing something against our culture and tradition. I hope our PM doesn’t think like that but he needs to step up and do something to change this mindset,” he maintained.

The singer also highlighted how the artists were dealt when the widely-spread Covid-19 pandemic gained strength in the country. “It was disappointing to see how artists were asked to tally the number of awards, concerts, and song they have under their belt, on the basis of which they could request the government for Rs 25,000 – 50,0000,” he shared.

“If the government thinks that it’s doing a great service then I am sorry this is just a shortcut,” he concluded.

It must be noted here that two days ago PM Khan called a meeting to discuss the revival of film industry and opening of cinemas across the country after a gao of more than six months due to COVID-19 pandemic. The premier asked concerned ministers to plan a roadmap for the revival of film industry.

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