A Pakistani Pop singer Noor–ul–Ain popularly known as Annie has committed to help flood affected people of her native country by pledging to donate the proceeds from the sale of her debut English song.
Known as the ‘Britney Spears’ of Pakistan, Annie Khalid, 23, who is also the Goodwill Ambassador of Red Cross made the announcement to donate the proceeds from her song ‘Be my Baby’ a dance track at a well attended media launch Pakistan High Commission last night.
Annie was born in Lahore but grew up in East London and has sold millions of albums in Pakistan.
Her song will be available for sale from October 25 throughout Britain.
She has flown to Norway to sing with main stream Norwegian groups to raise funds for flood relief in Pakistan.
In an emotional address at the launch of her song, Annie said that she is proud to be a Pakistani and would always stand by the people of Pakistan in the hour of need while informing that she visited Pakistan last week and would be going back again to visit relief camps in flood hit areas.
Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner Asif Durrani praised Annie for deep sense of commitment for the country of her origin.
He said that Pakistani people posses immense talent and capabilities, which unfortunately are not introduced to the world the way it should have been.
He said that Annie is Pakistan’s ambassador for projecting its soft image to the world. He added that people of Pakistan have potential to overcome challenges and would be able to sail though devastations caused by recent floods.
Durrani drew attention to the fact that Pakistan has been passing though difficult times for three decades since the beginning of Afghanistan conflict and has been facing fall out of the war in its areas.
Annie has developed her songs in collaboration with top DJ of UK Judge Jules.
Jules’s manager Charles attended the press launch and threw light on the qualities of Annie singing saying that her training in Eastern music has been able to add depth and variety to her work in Western style which is reflected in her English song.