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Abrar-ul-Haq in Calgary (2014)
Background information
Native name
ابرار الحق
Birth nameAbrar-ul-Haq Kahloon
Also known asJattan Da Jagga
Punjab Da Sitara
Born (1968-07-21) 21 July 1968 (age 51)
Ghulam Muhammad Abad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • teacher
  • politician
Years active1995–present
  • Sound Master
  • Moviebox
  • Kizmet Records
  • Planet Records
Associated actsCoke Studio (Pakistan) (Season 6) (2013)

Abrar-ul-Haq (Punjabi, Urdu: ابرار الحق‎) is a Pakistani musician (pop, bhangra, and folk), philanthropist and politician.[1][2] 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.[3]

On his debut album Billo De Ghar (1995) his name appears as simply "Abrar". He became known as the "King of Pakistani Pop",[4] having sold over 40.3 million albums worldwide.[5] Before becoming a singer, he was a Geography teacher at the Aitchison College in Lahore. He is current Chairman of Youth Parliament of Pakistan.[6]


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 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). His relatives include Jawad Kahloon, Sarmad Qadeer and Hassan Salahudin.

Sahara for Life Trust[edit]

Abrar-ul-Haq is the Founder and Chairman of Sahara for Life Trust since 2000, a non-profit charitable organisation promoting health and education in remote areas.[2][8] Sahara for Life Trust started its work in Narowal, Pakistan, where it established the first large-scale hospital in 2003 for the people of Narowal and was also able to help those who were before facing issues transporting patients in critical condition in a timely manner to big cities for treatment only available in larger hospitals.[9] The Trust 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). In December 2015, Sahara for Life Trust opened their medical college in Narowal and gave admission to 100 students for its first graduating class.

Major Projects[edit]

Upcoming Project: Sahara Cancer Hospital- Narowal, Pakistan

Other Projects[edit]

Awards & Recognition[edit]

Political career[edit]

Youth Parliament of Pakistan- Founder and 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.

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI)- Senior member (2011-present). Abrar-ul-Haq was the nominated PTI candidate for the seat of National Assembly from Narowal, Pakistan in 2013 and 2018:[12]



Year Album Label
1995 Billo De Ghar[6] Lips Records
1998 Majajani[5] 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[14] DJ Gold
2004 Nachan Main Audhay Naal[5] TP Gold
2007 Naara Sada Ishq Aey[14] Fire Records
2013 Sab Rang Aap (PBUH) Se Moviebox Record Label
2016 Billo Returns Aithay Rakh ARY Musik

Studio releases[edit]

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 Ft Jawad-Shahzman Moviebox Record Label
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, music 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


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

TED Talks[edit]

Date Topic Venue Location
2018 Developing Free Healthcare TEDx TMUC Islamabad, Pakistan
2018 Youth in a Nation Building Process TEDx Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan


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


  1. ^ a b Abrar-ul-Haq is back with a bhangra The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 29 April 2016, Retrieved 14 May 2019
  2. ^ a b Abrar-ul-Haq to address House of Lords The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 7 June 2012, Retrieved 17 May 2019
  3. ^ "The List Of PTI Candidates For General Election 2018". insaf.pk.
  4. ^ "India Today International". India Today International. Living Media India Limited. 25 (40–52): 16. 2000. King of Pakistani Pop Arad Al Hukh
  5. ^ a b c "Statistics on Abrar-ul-Haq's albums". Abrar-ul-Haq Official Website. Archived from the original on 26 March 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Profile of Abrar-ul-Haq on Business Recorder (business newspaper) Retrieved 17 May 2019
  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. ^ a b Ayesha Anis (25 July 2018). "Pakistani celebs that are contesting in the general elections 2018". Daily Times (newspaper). Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  13. ^ Another win:PML-N's Ahsan Iqbal clobbers PTI's Abrar-ul-Haq The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 11 May 2013, Retrieved 14 May 2019
  14. ^ a b Abrar-ul-Haq - profile and interview ForumPakistan.com website, Retrieved 17 May 2019

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