Pakistan-born singer Salma Agha seeks OCI card

May 24, 2016 03:48 am | Updated September 12, 2016 08:11 pm IST - New Delhi

Pakistan-born Bollywood singer and actor Salma Agha has applied for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card and her request is being examined by the Home Ministry.

Ms. Agha has applied for the card that gives multiple entry, multi-purpose life-long visa to visit India and exemption from reporting to police authorities for any length of stay in the country, official sources said on Monday.

The Pakistan-born artist is a U.K. citizen. She had given her voice to few Bollywood films and acted in some of them.

Won award in 1982 Ms. Agha had won Filmfare best female playback award in 1982 for her rendition “ Dil Ke armaan aansuon me beh gaye ” in the movie ‘ Nikaah.’

“The Home Ministry is examining her request. A decision will be taken soon,” a source said.

The OCI card gives parity to an individual with Non-Resident Indians in financial, economic and educational fields except in the acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties.

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