'One pound fish' now in a PML-N wrapping

Published: April 12, 2013

Shahid Nazir. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Shahid Nazir, who gained fame for singing the ‘One Pound Fish’ song at his fish stall in London, has joined the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), reported Express News on Friday.

Nazir met PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif and former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif in Raiwind where he announced joining the party.

On his official twitter account, Nazir said that he has joined politics for the poor people of the country and for the poor state of education.

He also tweeted saying that it was his father who convinced him to join the PML-N, while his mother, daughters and sisters support Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.

Nazir had moved to Britain around two years ago with the hope of making enough money to send to his wife and four children in Pakistan.

On his first day at the fish stall, his boss told him to shout to customers to get their attention. He said he did not like shouting, and so made up a song which he called “One Pound Fish”.

Nazir last year signed a record deal with Warner Music after he was spotted in a YouTube video of him singing at the Queen’s Market, Upton Park, which got more than 3.6 million views.

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Reader Comments (23)

  • N
    Apr 12, 2013 - 11:35PM

    With much respect, this guy has no administration experience or political sense. What makes this guy a suitable political candidate?

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  • Vaqar
    Apr 12, 2013 - 11:47PM

    Fishy business!!!

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  • Qasim
    Apr 12, 2013 - 11:59PM

    Sad :(

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  • Baloch Insafian
    Apr 13, 2013 - 12:31AM

    Imran Khan didn’t lie, When he said
    “Father is in one party & all other family members are in PTI”
    Change has come!

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  • Falcon
    Apr 13, 2013 - 12:38AM

    Should have listened to ladies of the house

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  • BLing BLing
    Apr 13, 2013 - 12:55AM

    He is fast losing respect now

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  • yellow
    Apr 13, 2013 - 1:10AM

    PML-N needed a singer for their jalsas…

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  • Aamir - Toronto
    Apr 13, 2013 - 1:15AM

    Why would he joined a political party on his father’s behest……LOL

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  • sensible
    Apr 13, 2013 - 1:42AM

    @N
    he will sang some bizarre songs for PMLN thats it. PMLN has obsessed with PTI, they just copy them. Rahat Fateh, Salman Ahmed, and now Attaullah have sung for PTI, how would they left behind. But problem is he is the best singer they can find!

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  • asim
    Apr 13, 2013 - 2:26AM

    I have lost all respect for this guy today.

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  • londonistani
    Apr 13, 2013 - 2:27AM

    disgraceful.

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  • drebar
    Apr 13, 2013 - 5:34AM

    brace yourself abrar ul haq, here comes the one-pound challenger!!

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  • Optimist
    Apr 13, 2013 - 6:55AM

    He is definitely right about education…. his command of the language shows the sorry state of affairs!

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  • shahb
    Apr 13, 2013 - 8:24AM

    @N:
    One pound fish.

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  • imran bhatt
    Apr 13, 2013 - 5:54PM

    Apart from his humble beginning, everything is show and preposterousness in his personage for personal gains.

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Apr 14, 2013 - 2:54AM

    I totally disagree with N who is the first one to comment saying that since Shahid Nazir has no experience in politics he should not have jumped into politics. What about shemale contesting the election? As per constitution all citizens are entitled to contest and thus he also qualifies.
    Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / iqbalhadizaidi.formerdiplomat@hotmail.com

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  • Sikandar
    Apr 14, 2013 - 5:41AM

    He cannot be a politician, as in a MPA or MNA, since he cannot be sadiq nor amin. He was deported from the UK for having lied on his immigration status, by going to the UK on a student visa and not actually studying.

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  • farrukh
    Apr 14, 2013 - 12:13PM

    Female are always easy target for scammers and impostors.

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  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Apr 14, 2013 - 1:09PM

    Most respected Sikandar
    Who is amin and sadiq or amin alone or sadiq alone? Please do personify if there is anyone amongst contestants.
    Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / iqbalhadizaidi.formerdiplomat@hotmail.com

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  • Fahd Sahibzada
    Apr 14, 2013 - 3:18PM

    Excellent Job Shahid…..People are now have trust of PML N. Not with jugglers.

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  • shamy
    Apr 14, 2013 - 3:50PM

    So all that talk about him coming to pakistan and not being deported was all lies. He has been deported from england because he was staying there illegally as stated by major newspapers in england. The liar said he came back to apply for a france visa on tv. When i condemned this people in pakistan went all coo coo over my statements and were all emotional for him. Unbelievable !

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  • muhammad
    Apr 14, 2013 - 10:10PM

    Hahaha. First lotas and now deported people. Stand up for the noora league guys.

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  • Tariq
    Apr 15, 2013 - 2:14AM

    LOL ! PML(N) using this poor chap for marketing ! He has been used and will be discarded like the bones of the fish he sells. Only his actions will determine how sincere he is.

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