London: Pakistani fishmonger, Muhammad Shahid Nazir, whose song ‘One Pound Fish‘ has had over four million Youtube hits, has said that news reports regarding his deportation from Britain are false.
Nazir, who arrived here in Lahore on Thursday, said that he came to Pakistan to get France’s visa as he was going to release his hit song in the European country.
Large number of his fans, friends and family were gathered at the airport. Nazir thanked people for giving him warm welcome in the country.
Earlier, immigration officials in UK told the novelty artist and fishmonger to get a flight back to his native Pakistan and not return until he has sorted out his paperwork.
“He will be on a plane back to Pakistan on the 25th and when he will be allowed to return is uncertain,” Nazir’s agent Samir Ahmed told the Daily Star Sunday.
“I have came to my country to get visa for France…I am going to release my hit song One Pound Fish in France after two weeks,” Nazir told reports at the airport.
He said that he would now apply for France visa, adding that he would also take his family with him to the European country.
“His song has really taken off but he needs his visa sorted out so he can come back and be a full-time performer,” Ahmed said.