Abrar-ul-Haq
ابرار الحق
Abrar-ul-Haq 2014-05-10.jpg
Abrar-ul-Haq in Calgary (2014)
Born
Abrar-ul-Haq

(1969-07-21) 21 July 1969 (age 51)
NationalityPakistani
Alma materSir Syed College,
Quaid-i-Azam University
Occupation
  • Singer-songwriter,
  • philanthropist,
  • politician
Years active1995–present
Notable work
Sughra Shafi Medical Hospital Complex, Sahara Medical College
TitleFounder and Chairman of Sahara for Life Trust
Chairman of Pakistan Red Crescent Society
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Spouse(s)
Hareem Abrar
(m. 2005)
Children4
AwardsLux Style Awards
PTV Awards
HonoursTamgha-e-Imtiaz (2005)
Sitara-e-Eisaar (2006)
Websitesaharaforlife.org

Abrar-ul-Haq (Punjabi, Urdu: ابرار الحق‎) is a Pakistani politician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter.[1][2] His debut 1995 album Billo De Ghar sold over 40.3 million albums worldwide,[3] which made him a household name and granted him the title of "King of Pakistani Pop".[4] Abrar-ul-Haq is the Founder and Chairman of Sahara for Life Trust, a non-profit charitable organisation that provides health services to the people of Narowal and surrounding areas since 1998. He was Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate for the seat of National Assembly from constituency NA-78 (Narowal-II) in the 2018 Pakistani general elections.[5] On 15 November 2019, he was appointed Chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

LifeEdit

Abrar-ul-Haq was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan with roots belonging to Narowal, Pakistan. He completed his Bachelor's degree from Sir Syed College in Rawalpindi. He then completed his Master's degree in Social science from Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad. After that, he started teaching geography at Aitchison College, which is one of the most respected institutes of Pakistan. But he soon realized that singing was his passion and started working on his first album. He started his singing career in 1995 with his debut album Billo De Ghar.[6] The song "Billo de ghar" was the most popular song of that album. With this debut album, he earned a lot of fame. Encouraged by success of first album, he released his second album Majajni in 1998. His third album Bay ja cycle te was released in 1999. His fourth album, Asaan jana mall-o-mall was released in 2002. His fifth album Nachan main audhay nall nall was released in 2004. Abrar-ul-Haq's latest album Naara sadha ishq aey was released in March 2007. Other than music, Abrar-ul-Haq also founded a charitable organisation SAHARA which is an abbreviation of "Services Aimed at Health and Awakening in Remote Areas". Its aim is to promote health and education in remote areas. Abrar-ul-Haq also founded a hospital named "Sugra Shafi Medical Complex" in Narowal. In January 2006, he began the Youth Parliament of Pakistan, a non-political organization that fosters the development of young people. In December 2011, Abrar-ul-Haq then joined the Pakistani political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[7] He married Hareem Abrar in 2005, he has one son (Muhammad Taha) and two daughters (Hamna Abrar & Inaya Abrar).

Sahara for Life TrustEdit

Abrar-ul-Haq is the Founder and Chairman of Sahara for Life Trust (SLT) since its inception in 1998. SLT is a non-profit charitable organisation promoting health and education in remote areas.[2][8] SAHARA stands for: "Services Aimed at Health and Awakening in Remote Areas". SLT is recognized and registered as a leading charitable organization in Pakistan, U.K & U.S.A. It is also certified by the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP ) and U.N (under the charter of DESA). SLT has been involved in numerous relief and rehabilitation efforts over the years. In 2003, SLT established its first large-scale general hospital in Narowal, Pakistan. The Sughra Shafi Medical Hospital Complex is a PMDC certified General Hospital that provides a wide range of healthcare services to the people of Narowal and its surrounding areas. The location of this hospital also reduced the travel time for patients in critical condition who were unable to travel to major cities for treatment in a timely manner, saving countless lives.[9] In December 2015, SLT opened their Sahara Medical College doors in Narowal, giving admissions to 100 students for their first graduating class and expanding the Sughra Shafi Medical Hospital Complex into a teaching hospital. In March 2019, Chairman Abrar-ul-Haq announced SLT‘s next project - the Sahara Cancer Hospital in Narowal.

Major ProjectsEdit

Other ProjectsEdit

Honours & RecognitionEdit

Political careerEdit

Youth Parliament of PakistanEdit

Youth Parliament of Pakistan- Chairman (2006–present).[6]

The Youth Parliament of Pakistan (YPP) is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious program that fosters excellence and translates talent in the young people of Pakistan through community service and tangible achievements. Its vision is to empower the young people of Pakistan with the ability to understand their role in society.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-InsafEdit

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI)- Senior member (2011–present).[13]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album Label
1995 Billo De Ghar[6]
1998 Majajani[3] Sound Master
1999 Bay Ja Cycle Tay
with hit song Kurrian Lahore Diyyan[1]
Sound Master
2000 Mein Gaddi Aap Chalawan Ga Sound Master
2002 Assan Jana Mall-o Mall[20] DJ Gold
2004 Nachan Main Audhay Naal[3] TP Gold
2007 Naara Sada Ishq Aey[20] Fire Records
2013 Sab Rang Aap (PBUH) Se Moviebox Record Label
2016 Billo Returns Aithay Rakh ARY Musik

Studio releasesEdit

Year Title Label
2006 Collaborations with Gurdas Maan & Sukshinder Shinda Moviebox Record Label
2008 Sar Jlayn Gay Roshani Hogee
2009 Awain Na Kar Zulm Ke Ik Din Muk Jana Moviebox Record Label
2010 Sar Utha Ke Moviebox Record Label
2011 Ki Karan Day O with Shahzaman and Jawad Kahlon Moviebox Record Label
2011 Sohniye-Heeriye with Bhinda Aujla (film: Love Mein Ghum) Reema Khan Film
2011 Ishqe Da Rang, music Prince Ghuman Speed Records and Inda Raikoti
2013 Hogya Ni Piyar with Suman, music Khiza Moviebox Record Label
2013 Pani da Bulbula (film: Zinda Bhaag) Mazhar Zaidi Production
2013 Ishq di Booti Coke Studio Pakistan (season 6)
2014 Allah Hu with Saieen Zahoor Coke Studio Pakistan (season 6)
2014 Ithy Rakh with Sukshinder Shinda Moviebox Record Label
2014 Pani da Bulbula Coke Studio Pakistan (season 7)
2016 Qaseeda Burda Shareef Peace Records
2016 Bekarar with Farhan NTF VIP Records
2017 Facebook Utte, music DJ Sanj Moviebox Record Label
2018 Hum Dekhenge (promo song Ft several artists) Coke Studio Pakistan (season 11)
2018 Mere Rashke Qamar, music Asif Khan Moviebox Record Label
2018 Ballay Ballay with Aima Baig Coke Studio Pakistan (season 11)
2019 Diamond Ring, music Arbaz Khan Beyond Records
2019 Rahiya Sohneya Akhrot Film
2019 Bhabhi with Shipra Goyal and Jaidev Kumar (film: Ishq My Religion) Gurdeep Dhillon Films
2019 Billo Coke Studio Pakistan (season 12)
2019 Chamkeeli Release: December 7, 2019
2020 Paar with Bohemia Kali Denali Music

2020 Udaasi ki Raatain (Kashmir)

TelevisionEdit

Year Program Role Channel
2004 Music Show: Star Host Himself/host ATV
2015 Ramzan Transmission: Mohabbat Hai Ramzan Himself/host A-Plus TV
2016-17 Talk Show: Darja-e-Shararat Himself/host Samaa TV

TEDx TalksEdit

Date Topic Venue Location
2019 Developing Free Healthcare[21] TEDx Talks - TMUC Islamabad, Pakistan
2019 Youth in a Nation Building Process[22] TEDx Talks - Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Award ceremony Result
2000 PTV Awards Folk singer PTV World Won
2002 Lux Style Award Best Singer 2002 Best Singer 1st Lux Style Awards Won
2003 Lux Style Award Best Singer 2003 Best Singer 2nd Lux Style Awards Won
2004 PTV Awards Six years consecutive award holder for best pop singer PTV Home Won
2018 Lux Style Award Best Dress Male Best Dress (Male) 17th Lux Style Awards Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Abrar-ul-Haq is back with a bhangra The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 29 April 2016, Retrieved 14 May 2019
  2. 2.0 2.1 Abrar-ul-Haq to address House of Lords The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 7 June 2012, Retrieved 17 May 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Statistics on Abrar-ul-Haq's albums". Abrar-ul-Haq Official Website. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  4. "India Today International". India Today International. Living Media India Limited. 25 (40–52): 16. 2000. King of Pakistani Pop Arad Al Hukh
  5. "The List Of PTI Candidates For General Election 2018". insaf.pk.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 [1]
  7. "Abrar Ul Haq Singer & Philanthropist Joins Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf". AwamiWeb.com. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  8. About Sahara for Life Trust Archived 10 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine. saharaforlife.org
  9. "About Sughra Shafi Medical complex". Sahara for Life Trust. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  10. 130 nationals, foreigners to get civil awards Dawn (newspaper), Published 14 August 2004, Retrieved 14 May 2019
  11. Awards conferred for earthquake relief work Dawn (newspaper), Published 1 July 2006, Retrieved 17 May 2019
  12. [2] Press Reader: Arab News (newspaper), Published 12 January 2011, Retrieved 11 February 2020
  13. [3] Business Recorder (newspaper), Published 20 December 2011, Retrieved 3 January 2020
  14. [4] Pakistan Today (newspaper), Published 7 June 2012, Retrieved 3 January 2020
  15. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf#Intra-party elections Pakistan_Tehreek-e-Insaf (wikipedia)
  16. [5] Electionpakistani (election results), Published 2013, Retrieved 5 January 2020
  17. [6] GEOtv (election results), Published July 2018, Retrieved 5 January 2020
  18. [7] Dawn (newspaper), Published 26 December 2019, Retrieved 3 January 2020
  19. [8] Daily Times (newspaper), Published 28 December 2019, Retrieved 3 January 2020
  20. 20.0 20.1 Abrar-ul-Haq - profile and interview ForumPakistan.com website, Retrieved 17 May 2019
  21. [9] TEDx Talks (Youtube channel), Published 23 January 2019, Retrieved 6 January 2020
  22. [10] TEDx Talks (Youtube channel), Published 5 February 2019, Retrieved 6 January 2020

External linksEdit

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