KARACHI: On Thursday, renowned folk singer Shazia Khushk announced that she is bidding farewell to the music industry.
In an interview, Dane Pe Dana singer said that she made the decision owing to her “religious beliefs”.
“I’ve decided to spend the rest of my life in service of Islam,” she said.
Shazia added that she had received many singing offers from overseas but had to decline owing to the religious obligations.
“I’m grateful to my fans for loving my songs and hope that they will strongly support me in my new move.” She added, “I really took my time to think about what I wanted to do at this stage in my life… I’m certain that I won’t want to join this field [showbiz] again.”
Khushk had been singing since 25 years and gained popularity through her melodious voice. The singer sang in Sindhi, Balochi Dhatki, Sairaiki, Urdu, Kashmori, Gujrati, Brelvi and Punjabi language.
This is not the first time that a member of the showbiz industry has left the industry owing to the profession conflicting with their religious beliefs.
Junaid Jamshed, Veena Malik, Ali Afzal, Nargis and Ali Haider are some of the prominent names who had left the showbiz industry for religion.