Noted Pashto folk singer Hashmat Sahar has requested artists and singers to come back to their motherland to spread the communication of peace among people through their art. In a chat with this scribe here on Sunday on his return from a musical live concert in Australia, he declared that he did not stay there despite having plans.
He said that the music artists and singers living abroad should come back to serve their homeland through their natural talent.“My own land and people are everything for me and my household. The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa like artists have suffered a lot but the leaving nation would serve no goal,” declared the singer.
Hashmat Sahar and his colleague Maaz Khan have been invited to Australia by the Afghan community to perform on the celebration of Jashn-i-Nauroz.
He said that a few Pakhtun immigrants in Australia provided him to look asylum if he challenged any threats but he declined their demand and instead preferred to come back to his homeland. Without naming anybody, the singer that staying back of several artists and singers abroad in the list of guard threats brought a bad name to the nation.
“How I can serve my people if I look asylum on foreign land. We should love and appreciate our own art and tradition, serving it would earn us identity and more respect,” he said. Recipient of various rewards, Mr. Sahar have been to Gulf States and Afghanistan on a number of occasions and likes widespread fame for his art of singing.
“I also demand my other artists and musicians, who have been living abroad, to come back to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as peace and stability have come back. I don’t need to take the name of any individual artist or singer but I say simply and strongly believe that a fish cannot live without water so an artist, a genuine artist, would never do it,” he declared.
About upcoming plans, he said that he had started work on hit amounts and would launch his YouTube channel because he has a big following. He declared artists and singers had no threats from anybody and should spread the information of peace of mind.