Abrar-ul-Haq in Calgary (2014)
21 July 1969
|Alma mater||Sir Syed College,|
|Sughra Shafi Medical Hospital Complex, Sahara Medical College|
|Title||Founder and Chairman of Sahara for Life Trust |
Chairman of Pakistan Red Crescent Society
|Political party||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf|
|Awards||Lux Style Awards |
|Honours||Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (2005) |
Abrar-ul-Haq (Punjabi, Urdu: ابرار الحق) is a Pakistani politician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter. His debut 1995 album Billo De Ghar sold over 40.3 million albums worldwide, which made him a household name and granted him the title of "King of Pakistani Pop". 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. On 15 November 2019, he was appointed Chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS).
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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
- 2003 Sughra Shafi Medical Hospital Complex- Narowal, Pakistan
- 2015 Sahara Medical College- Narowal, Pakistan
- Upcoming Project: Sahara Cancer Hospital- Narowal, Pakistan
- Free Routine Medical Camps- Narowal, Pakistan
- Myanmar Muslims Relief- Bangladesh
- Natural Disasters (earthquake, tsunami, floods, etc.) Relief and Rehabilitation- Pakistan and other affected countries
Honours & RecognitionEdit
- Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) received by the President of Pakistan on 23 March 2005 for Public Service/Music/Philanthropy.
- Sitara-e-Eisaar received by the President of Pakistan on 30 June 2006 for outstanding humanitarian relief work during the 8 October 2005 devastating earthquake in Pakistan.
- Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)- Appointed Humanitarian Ambassador of OIC on 11 January 2011.
Youth Parliament of PakistanEdit
Youth Parliament of Pakistan- Chairman (2006–present).
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.
- 2012 PTI President of Youth Wing
- 2013 PTI Secretary of Foreign Affairs
- 2013 PTI Candidate for National Assembly Constituency NA-117 (Narowal-III) election.
- 2018 PTI Candidate for National Assembly Constituency NA-78 (Narowal-II) election.
- 2019 - Abrar ul Haq was appointed Pakistan Red Crescent Society’s (PRCS) 16th Chairman on 15 November 2019 and assumed office on 27 December 2019. The three-year appointment was approved by President Dr. Arif Alvi and Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination issued the notification. The PRCS, also known as Hilal Ahmar, is a humanitarian non-profit organization established in 1947 that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness throughout Pakistan.
|1995||Billo De Ghar|
|1999||Bay Ja Cycle Tay
with hit song Kurrian Lahore Diyyan
|2000||Mein Gaddi Aap Chalawan Ga||Sound Master|
|2002||Assan Jana Mall-o Mall||DJ Gold|
|2004||Nachan Main Audhay Naal||TP Gold|
|2007||Naara Sada Ishq Aey||Fire Records|
|2013||Sab Rang Aap (PBUH) Se||Moviebox Record Label|
|2016||Billo Returns Aithay Rakh||ARY Musik|
|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)
|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|
|2019||Developing Free Healthcare||TEDx Talks - TMUC||Islamabad, Pakistan|
|2019||Youth in a Nation Building Process||TEDx Talks - Bahria University||Islamabad, Pakistan|
|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|
- Abrar-ul-Haq is back with a bhangra The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 29 April 2016, Retrieved 14 May 2019
- Abrar-ul-Haq to address House of Lords The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 7 June 2012, Retrieved 17 May 2019
- "Statistics on Abrar-ul-Haq's albums". Abrar-ul-Haq Official Website. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
- "India Today International". India Today International. Living Media India Limited. 25 (40–52): 16. 2000.
King of Pakistani Pop Arad Al Hukh
- "The List Of PTI Candidates For General Election 2018". insaf.pk.
- "Abrar Ul Haq Singer & Philanthropist Joins Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf". AwamiWeb.com. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
- About Sahara for Life Trust Archived 10 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine. saharaforlife.org
- "About Sughra Shafi Medical complex". Sahara for Life Trust. Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- 130 nationals, foreigners to get civil awards Dawn (newspaper), Published 14 August 2004, Retrieved 14 May 2019
- Awards conferred for earthquake relief work Dawn (newspaper), Published 1 July 2006, Retrieved 17 May 2019
-  Press Reader: Arab News (newspaper), Published 12 January 2011, Retrieved 11 February 2020
-  Business Recorder (newspaper), Published 20 December 2011, Retrieved 3 January 2020
-  Pakistan Today (newspaper), Published 7 June 2012, Retrieved 3 January 2020
- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf#Intra-party elections Pakistan_Tehreek-e-Insaf (wikipedia)
-  Electionpakistani (election results), Published 2013, Retrieved 5 January 2020
-  GEOtv (election results), Published July 2018, Retrieved 5 January 2020
-  Dawn (newspaper), Published 26 December 2019, Retrieved 3 January 2020
-  Daily Times (newspaper), Published 28 December 2019, Retrieved 3 January 2020
- Abrar-ul-Haq - profile and interview ForumPakistan.com website, Retrieved 17 May 2019
-  TEDx Talks (Youtube channel), Published 23 January 2019, Retrieved 6 January 2020
-  TEDx Talks (Youtube channel), Published 5 February 2019, Retrieved 6 January 2020
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