The art-industry is dying in Pakistan and we don’t see a ray of hope in near future. The biggest reason of that are the interests of the governments as they are keener to funding for madrassas rather than art academies and the discouragement for the art is there as well.
Omran Shafique also known as Momo has decided to move back to America as he was hopeless for the music industry in Pakistan.
The news was confirmed by Babar Sheikh who took to Instagram and wrote, “Yep. Momo moved back to his hometown in the US clicked this hour before his departure three days ago. So wishing my dear friend/bandmate / creative partner in tons of ventures Omran Shafique the very best for the future,” adding, “I promised myself this will be a positive post and not a sad one, even though the void that will eventually open up after Omran’s departure from the Pakistani music scene will be hard to fill up, but let’s celebrate his unprecedented work and presence in the contemporary music scene of the Subcontinent,”
Momo was one of the finest Pakistan guitarists ever and he was a regular part of the Coke Studio loft.