One Pound Fish man back in Pakistan, says deportation news incorrect

Shahid Nazir arrives in Lahore, thanks people for the warm welcome.

Ferya Ilyas/web Desk December 27, 2012
Shahid Nazir arrives in Lahore, thanks people for the warm welcome. PHOTO: SCREENSHOT

LAHORE: The One Pound Fish man, Shahid Nazir returned to a rousing welcome at the Lahore Airport on Thursday.

Speaking to media on his arrival at the airport, Nazir thanked the people of Pakistan for their appreciation and the warm welcome.

Responding to a query about being deported out of Britain, Nazir termed the news incorrect and said he has a visa and is in Pakistan only for few weeks.

“I’m here because I have to apply for visa to visit France for the song release,” he explained.

Calling his hit single a gift from God, Nazir said the song was a spontaneous creation.

Shahid moved to Britain just over a year 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.

Nazir 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.


Dizzey | 10 years ago | Reply

Does anyone think that this bloke is actually talented? He can't sing that's for sure, so his only talent must be, being able to fool the authorities into thinking that he was a student.

I am glad that hes been chucked out and he should now be barred from applying for another visa of any kind to gain entry to th UK.

Bob | 10 years ago | Reply

UK does not want illlegal immigrants who lie to us about being students, but come to work. Goodbye !

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