Faraz Anwar Faced Discrimination For Being A Musician In Pakistan

The guitarist opened up about a harsh reality.

Faraz Anwar Faced Discrimination For Being A Musician In Pakistan
Faraz Anwar

Faraz Anwar - Mizraab's frontman took to his social media to write down the issues he faced just because he was a musician. In between the details, he opened up about specific problems the musicians in Pakistan face that included the fact that musician can not acknowledge their passion as an entire-time profession legally.

Recently Faraz Anwar, the person who has the immense contribution to the heavy metal form of music and hard rock music sense in Pakistan, revealed how he faced objections by landlords for being a musician. The guitarist was willing to rent a house in Gulshan-e-Iqbal however he was turned down due to his occupation. Taking it to his official Facebook account, he touched down to multiple issues a musician faces. He opened up about the details saying, “Yesterday, I went to see a house portion for rent in Gulshan e Iqbal and the landlord asked me what I do [for a living], so I told him that I am a musician and singer.” He then relayed how the landlord got back to him today to tell him that “We can't give [you] our house on rent because you're a musician and we are very religious people.”


Netizens And Fans Responded To The Musician

While some were really disappointed others took the issue on a lighter note and explained how it is even difficult to rent a house abroad because of certain race or culture, it has nothing to do with how Pakistan is treating the musicians. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Faraz Anwar (@thefarazanwar)

Moreover, the other facts and figures that Faraz Anwar pointed out are really true that includes the system of banking where banks do not consider musician as a full time profession or it is not included as an occupation on national identity card. 

In recent times, we have seen the nation, fans and even government supporting talent, film and music Industry more than ever before. We really think that the country is still evolving and accepting form of Arts to give space to people and soon these issues will get considered too. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Faraz Anwar (@thefarazanwar)

 

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