Pakistani singer Taher Shah, who became an online sensation with songs like ‘Eye to Eye’ and ‘Angel’’, has left the country after receiving threats to his life.
Shah who rose to fame and became an Internet sensation with his viral debut single, “Eye to Eye” in 2013 and followed it up with another song “Angel” left from Karachi on Wednesday.
According to his agent, Shah had been receiving death threats for a while now.
“Pakistan’s famous singer Taher Shah, who is known for spreading love through his music had been receiving life threats for quite some time,” a statement released by his agent said. “Recently Shah made his film debut with Pakistan’s first online film and it seems like the haters are not admiring his approach of using arts to the benefit of mankind. Perhaps that is the reason why he was getting threats. Shah was left heartbroken when the government failed to provide him security and as a result of which he decided to leave Pakistan.”
The singer’s departure was confirmed by his manager.
“Even I don’t know where he has gone to but he has left Pakistan for sure,” he said.
Meanwhile, social media had a field day reacting to the news of their ‘love to hate’ legend
We feel your pain, Pakistan.
With inputs from PTI